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does anyone know where I could find opposing historian interpretations for my coursework? I'm studying the civil rights movement. Thanks for your help!
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does anyone know where I could find opposing historian interpretations for my coursework? I'm studying the civil rights movement. Thanks for your help!
Different authors.
Different time periods.
Different perspectives due to different experiences and positions.
Different ethnicity.
Different agendas.


One of the keys to writing a good essay, especially for History will be the quality and depth of your research.
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does anyone know where I could find opposing historian interpretations for my coursework? I'm studying the civil rights movement. Thanks for your help!
I too am doing African American Civil Rights and struggling big time. Have you made any progress?
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I too am doing African American Civil Rights and struggling big time. Have you made any progress?
Nope really sorry! Can’t find anything! Have you?
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Nope really sorry! Can’t find anything! Have you?
hello!!
i did civil rights. my q was "to what extent did the federal government brng imporvement to black lives 1865-1965"


our teachers gave us a reading list to help us out.
fairclough- better day coming- recommend!
tuck- we aint what we aught to be
meltzer- there comes a time
verney- the debate on black civil rights.

The main thing that helped with differing interpretations is researching ur historian- e.g. i researched one historians political views and because of what i found it, this meant that perhaps he wrote more in favour of the federal government because of his socialist views, therefore he favoured greater government intervention...

another historian was american, brought up in boston, where there was great segregation at the time. (as opposed to the other that was english...) .. perhaps this influenced the way he spoke about the federal government, perhaps this meant he was more praising of organisations, as they overturned eventually the segregation laws in his area?

maybe one historian has better qualifications than others-have they won any prizes? one of my historians made mostly books for young adults, perhaps takes away the credit from his argument as the other historian has more accolades?
what age were they at the time- one historian actually grew up during this era? does this influence the way they write?
what is their style of writing- factual- comic- short- simple- emotive-?? (emotive language can serve to heighten and both limit a historians argument)..

Hope this helps xx and sorry my grammar is awful x but i did well in coursework so i hope this makes up for it x and do ur research on historians!
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Thanks for that post as really struggling with interpretations and opposing Historian views. Spent 2 days writing the introduction and can't seem to move on from there!
We had a choice of 4 set questions from our teacher and I chose -
‘Within the years 1863 to 1965, how important was the contribution of civil rights organisations to the advancement of African American Civil Rights?’
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Thanks for that post as really struggling with interpretations and opposing Historian views. Spent 2 days writing the introduction and can't seem to move on from there!
We had a choice of 4 set questions from our teacher and I chose -
‘Within the years 1863 to 1965, how important was the contribution of civil rights organisations to the advancement of African American Civil Rights?’
mine was almost the same except it was instead of organisations, federal governemnt!
my structure was-

Point 1: (not really one paragraph as split up into a few) federal government- divided into congress/president/judiciary- focused on the president's help, e.g through exec orders, congress and legislation e.g. different amendments, and the judiciary e.g. different rulings, brown v board etc..
-most people in class did it this way!- did one branch of gov advance rights more than the other? why? was it more efficient at different times, why? (different presidents. different parties? hm?)

Point 2: individuals (booker t washington and ida b wells)- booker t- non-violent, and helped educate black americans.
ida b wells on the other hand was far more outspoken, got global recognition, and showed what not only a black person could do but a black woman.
You could pick different individuals- mlk, du bois.. garvey.

Point 3/4: events orchestrated by individuals. (i say 3/4 as most people in my class decided that they would split up events and organisations but i was a little lazy- i still got 38/40 tho!).
CORE- Freedom rides
naacp- buss boycott
could pick lots of others too, greensboro sit ins, SNCC, NAACW?

also- remember to kind of define the 'type' of rights- political, economic, social.

best wishes and good luck xxxxxxx
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Thank you SO much, think I have just researched so much that I have confused myself and don't know where to start. Thought I was on a roll after my introduction but brain freeze set in! This is a great help. We have to have it completed by 15 Dec, which seems ages away, but with all the other workload need to get as much done this week before back in school next week. Thanks again.
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hello!!
i did civil rights. my q was "to what extent did the federal government brng imporvement to black lives 1865-1965"


our teachers gave us a reading list to help us out.
fairclough- better day coming- recommend!
tuck- we aint what we aught to be
meltzer- there comes a time
verney- the debate on black civil rights.

The main thing that helped with differing interpretations is researching ur historian- e.g. i researched one historians political views and because of what i found it, this meant that perhaps he wrote more in favour of the federal government because of his socialist views, therefore he favoured greater government intervention...

another historian was american, brought up in boston, where there was great segregation at the time. (as opposed to the other that was english...) .. perhaps this influenced the way he spoke about the federal government, perhaps this meant he was more praising of organisations, as they overturned eventually the segregation laws in his area?

maybe one historian has better qualifications than others-have they won any prizes? one of my historians made mostly books for young adults, perhaps takes away the credit from his argument as the other historian has more accolades?
what age were they at the time- one historian actually grew up during this era? does this influence the way they write?
what is their style of writing- factual- comic- short- simple- emotive-?? (emotive language can serve to heighten and both limit a historians argument)..

Hope this helps xx and sorry my grammar is awful x but i did well in coursework so i hope this makes up for it x and do ur research on historians!
That’s really helpful, thank you so much!!
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