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Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader By Jackson Troy (Book Review Sample)

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Here are the instructions, please let me know what book you've picked before writing the essay, I need to know before asap.****

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR HISTORY II PAPER

Dean Acheson            Ku Klux Klan (1920's)

Jane Addams  Robert La Follette

Atomic Bomb League of Nations

James Blaine  Huey Long

William Jennings Bryan        Douglas MacArthur

Andrew Carnegie      George Marshall

Jimmy Carter            Joseph McCarthy

Winston Churchill      McCarthyism

Civil Rights Movement          George McGovern

Grover Cleveland      William McKinley

Cold War       Robert McNamara

Eugene Debs   Moral Diplomacy (Wilson's)

Democratic Party      J.P. Morgan

Thomas Dewey          New Deal (FDR's Program)

Dwight Eisenhower    Richard Nixon

Election of 1896         Plains Indians

Election of 1912         Populist Movement

Election of 1932         Ronald Reagan

Election of 1948         Republican Party

Election of 1960         John D. Rockefeller

Election of 1968         Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fair Deal (Truman's Program)        Eleanor Roosevelt

Farmers' Alliance      Theodore Roosevelt

Gerald Ford   Margaret Sanger

James Garfield          Segregation

Barry Goldwater       Spanish-American War

Samuel Gompers        Harry Truman

Great Depression       Vietnam War

Railroad Strike of 1877         George Wallace

Great Society (LBJ's Program)        Henry Wallace

Warren G. Harding   Booker T. Washington

Benjamin Harrison    Watergate Scandal

Rutherford B. Hayes Woodrow Wilson

Herbert Hoover         Woman's Rights Movement

Hubert Humphrey     Woman's Suffrage Movement

Charles Evans Hughes          World War I

Hull House     World War II (Pacific War)

Harold Ickes  World War II (European War)

Inventions (1860-1900)         World War II (Homefront)

Jim Crow Laws        

Lyndon B. Johnson    Additions: Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W.

John F. Kennedy        Bush, the Christian Right, Iran-Contra Affair,

Robert Kennedy        Persian Gulf War, Election of 2000, War on

Martin Luther King, Jr.        Terrorism.

Henry Kissinger

Korean War

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS PAPER - HISTORY I & II

 

1.         Select a book on a person or topic that is discussed in the textbook and bring it to me for approval.  Choose a book you want to read.  Be sure you can meet the requirements of the paper with the book.  Do not choose a picture book or a book written for lower level students.   Don't select a book solely because it is skinny.  Many thin books are dry reading.  Books with 400 or 500 pages may be much more interesting.   (Read smart.  You don't have to read every word on every line on every page to get the value from a book.) 

 

2.         Read the book.  Keep the requirements of the paper in mind as you read the book.  Take notes as you read. Develop an outline of your paper from your notes.

 

3.         Write a first draft.  Edit the draft by correcting spelling errors, improving sentence structure, clarifying your thoughts, etc.  Ask someone to look over your draft.  Me, for example.  Remember, your paper needs to be error-free.

 

4.         Give a brief overview of your book so I can understand what the book covers. Then write your summary in at least 3 parts as explained on page 2 with one purpose in mind:  Convince me that you read and understood the book.  Don't be so general that I wonder if your summary came from your lecture notes or an article in an encyclopedia. 

 

5.         In each part of the summary, devote as much space as you can to the comparison.  The summary is the easier part to do. Don't bother to tell me that the book you read goes into more detail than your other sources.  I already know that!  Discuss what the book and your sources have in agreement.  Tell how they disagree.  What are the differences in emphasis?  Which explains the subject better? If one source has no information on a part of the summary, find an alternative source 

 

6.         Close with your insights.  You may use the personal pronoun "I" because these are your personal thoughts on the book you read.  What did you get out of the book?  Did you benefit from it?  Did you dislike it?  If so, why?  Do you recommend it for others to read?

 

Tips:

            >          Give the name of the author and title of book in your first sentence of the paper.

            > Titles of books need to be underlined or in quotes.

            > Cite the page number whenever you quote a passage.  Example:  (Divine, p. 86)

            > Put punctuation at the end of a sentence inside quotation marks.  Example:  He watched “Jaws.”

            > "it's" means "it is" - "its" is possessive.

            > A “novel” is fiction.

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Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader By Jackson Troy
The book "Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader" by Jackson Troy seeks to explore Martin Luther's original and most momentous link and relations with the local people. The subject in this book correctly implies to the people within the civil rights movement. He was the face of civil right activists in the whole of America and specifically Montgomery, Alabama. The Jim Crow system had inflicted indignity and general body harm to the blacks living in that side of America. The blacks were prevented from voting and subjected to police beatings and violence on regular intervals. This is what led to the revolt. The African Americans boycotted the use of special segregated buses in the lead of King. The court reached a supreme ruling overturning the laws that governed the segregation of African American buses from all whites buses. Since then a movement called the civil rights movement was formed which changed the life of King completely. This as King referred to it was the dawn of freedom and justice that would modify the suffering of the people under Jim Crow. In the light of the book. Troy Jackson sees the people of Montgomery as a shaping tool for doctor king rather than king shaping the lives of the citizens.This paper seeks to review the book in three parts:
The first section of these review encompasses the first two chapters of Jackson Troy's book. The book opens with the fact that before kings arrival to Montgomery, activism was gaining popularity. The chapter discusses early activism in Montgomery before the stirred activism by Luther King after his arrival in Alabama. The author shows that black Americans civil rights activists groups and organization were active as early as 1888. The author establishes that there were numerous agencies and individuals who laid the basis of black American activism. This were the years before the great boycott of the special African buses. The author outlines that these individuals had a hard time activating the black Americans. Jackson gives credits to, Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, Vernon Johns, and Jo Ann Robinson for laying a solid basis of later activism. This part of the review also highlights the background of King and clearly notes the early influences on King. Jackson Troy goes ahead to show the effects the president Benjamin Mays had on King. King, after meeting Gandhi was introduced to other Gandhian philosophies by the president. King, who is a graduate student at the Crozer Theological Seminary and Boston University, is directly prepared for a future course by Mays. Jackson points out that Kings stay in Crozer was a developmental stage, and this is di...
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