Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
The Federalist Papers

  U.S. History I Honors  

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Essays and Journal Reviews

Short book reviews that appear in scholarly journals have a characteristic pattern:

1)      Introduces the topic

2)      Sometimes “situates” the topic in the context of larger historical questions or on-going debates

3)      States the thesis of the work

·        Middle paragraphs present the main ideas or major arguments that support the thesis

·        Last paragraph is a critical assessment. Was the work persuasive? How did it succeed or fail to make its case?

  Your task: