World Perspectives Week 1

Welcome to the first discussion for World Perspectives. This week’s discussion will focus on reading primary sources. What is a primary source? For the historian, a primary source is any form of expression (letters, reports, paintings, newspaper articles, even literature and movies) from the time period that the historian is studying. The kinds of sources that the historian uses will help to determine the kind of history that she or he writes, just like the detective uses certain kinds of evidence to make a case, or the reporter follows certain leads to write an article.
Using a primary source for the historian involves asking certain questions while reading or examining it. I have three suggestions for examining sources in this course, but not a good acronym. Other historians have other ways of thinking about this. For a different example on how to read primary sources go to the Course Information tab and connect to the relevant link. For our purposes, I like to think about: Content, Context and Significance or CCS (see what I mean about the poor acronym). The Content is simply the answer to “what happened?” or “what does this source convey to the viewer?” The Context is the consideration of time (when a source was written), place, author, audience, and all of the other possible things that affected the creation of the source. The significance refers to what this source does to help us better understand the events or era that we are studying.
So, try to use the CCS approach, or at least some part of it, and analyze the following sources.
Choose one of the following primary sources below and discuss how it relates to the building of the early modern empires, which is covered in the textbook reading (a secondary source). Here are some possible questions to consider: How do the authors view the native populations? What is the author’s purpose there? What are some of the author’s biases?  How does the source reflect the spread of early modern empires?  Make sure to use specific references to the primary source and to connect it to something that is discussed in the textbook.
Primary Source Links: 

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more