2202-HIST-1302-703 Assignments Skill 3: Analyzing Primary Documents

Question 1

5 / 5 pts
Who is the author of this document?

Booker T. Washington

Louis R. Harlan

History Matters

W.E.B. DuBois

Question 2

5 / 5 pts
If you read a speech by an individual in a book of great speeches published 75 years later, what date for the primary source (the speech) should you use in your analysis of the document?

the date the speech was given

the date the speech was published in the collection of documents you are reading

the date the speech was first published in any form

the date you accessed the collections of speeches from an Internet website

Question 3

5 / 5 pts
The date you should use for the document you are evaluating is

1895

1974

2005

2017

Question 4

5 / 5 pts
Who is the audience for this speech?

White Southerners

Black Southerners

White and Black Southerners

White and Black Southerners and immigrants to the South

Question 5

5 / 5 pts
Where a speech is given is an important element to consider when analyzing the document. Where does the action in this document take place?

an international exposition promoting trade, technology, and the products of the South

at the Tuskegee Institution

before a gathering about business and trade called by President Grover Cleveland

before the state legislature in Atlanta, Georgia

Question 6

5 / 5 pts
Which is the most correct analysis of the role of bias in analyzing documents.

Since all authors have innate biases, it is the historians role to better understand the motivations of the author to place his/her comments in context.

If a document has bias, it cannot be used in historical research.  Historians should seek out neutral observers
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