Article Review should address the following:
The author’s purpose in writing the article
The author’s main thesis
The author’s challenging of other historical viewpoints
The evidence utilized by the author (specifically primary sources)
How the author could make the work stronger?
The recommend audience of the article?
Explain how this article contributes to understanding the history of the United States
An example of how this article supports/contradicts Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty
Suggested reading to accompany this work (not required, but helpful)
The Format should be as follows:
The first paragraph introduces the author and the article you will review
A sentence should give an initial impression of the work
Express the purpose and thesis in the introduction paragraph
One paragraph should summarize the article
Several paragraphs should address the items listed above.
The final paragraph should express the importance of this work (or the lack)
Suggested readings to accompany this work and other final thoughts