Essay #1. histories vs. History (Assignment Description)

As you know, this course is titled “Secret histories of the 20th Century told (mostly) through comics.” Please consider the following proposition:

When contemplating the legacy of the past, historians and citizens should always think in terms of histories rather than History.

In a two-page essay (approximately 500-650 words), please explain why this is the case. A hard-copy of your final essay is due at the beginning of class on Friday, January 20. After you have printed out the final copy of your essay, please also post a copy to the class blog via WordPress.

Your essay will be graded using Essay Grading Rubric Version 1.0. If you have any questions about the assignment, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Delwiche or Laura Schluckebier. You should also feel free to use the class mailing list to pose questions and share ideas.

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