Module 3: Seminal Sources Post-Class Assignment Part I



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Module 3: Seminal Sources Post-Class Assignment
Part I
Identify 3 to 5 seminal sources on your paper topic.

  • The seminal sources should be only secondary sources.

  • Use a variety of reference source bibliographies to find your seminal works:

    • Print Encyclopedias—reference collection on the main floor

    • Britannica

    • Credo Reference

    • Encyclopedia Americana

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    • History Reference Center

    • Salem History (20th century topics)

  • The source must appear in at least two different reference sources to be considered seminal.


Part II


  • Enter your 3 to 5 seminal sources into NoodleTools.

  • Find at least 2 book reviews for each seminal source. For book reviews search in:

    • JSTOR

    • Project Muse

    • Academic Search Premier

    • History Reference Center

  • Put each book review into NoodleTools.


Part III
Using information drawn from the book reviews, complete the following tables for each one of your seminal sources.

Example of Seminal Source Table—Topic: Unionization during the New Deal



List reference works and database in which you found seminal work. Or justify how title is seminal by other means (many book reviews, teacher recommended, etc.)

Encyclopedia of American Studies in Credo Reference
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Book citation

Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Book review citation #1

Rachleff, Peter. Review of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, by Lizabeth Cohen. American Historical Review 96, no. 4 (October 1991): 1307-1308.


Book review citation #2

Greene, Julia. Review of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, by Lizabeth Cohen. Journal of American History 78, no. 2 (September 1991): 712-713

Book review citation #3

Vecoli, Rudolph J. Review of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, by Lizabeth Cohen. Reviews in American History 20, no. 4 (December 1992): 529-535.


Thesis of seminal source


The workers and changing class culture made the New Deal and created the powerful union the CIO. Rather than being developed from the top down, “moral capitalism” and the New Deal were a grassroots movement developed after World War I. Instead of focusing solely on the FDR administration, Cohen identifies American workers as agents of change in the creation of the New Deal.

Structure—How is the source arranged: chronological, thematic, and why?

Chronological and thematic. There are two sections: 1920s and 1930s. However, the chapters in each section are thematic focusing on: ethnicity, mass culture, employer welfare programs, development of the CIO, and the new rank-and-file worker.

Reviews—Favorable or unfavorable, why?

Rachleff believes that although this is a groundbreaking book, Cohen does not adequately address certain conflicts of the time.

Greene also believes that Cohen provides a fresh perspective on the topic, but states that she should also discuss the roles of union leaders and the communists. Vecoli also views book as seminal, but states that thesis drives research too much at times.



Historiography— How does the source’s thesis relate to other scholarship on the subject?

Unlike other historians who argue a top-down development by the FDR administration, Cohen argues that mass worker culture and consumer activities in the 1920s greatly influenced New Deal policies. This is new historiographical territory for the development of the New Deal.

Topic—How does the source and thesis relate to your topic?

This provides a different perspective from my prior research, which focuses primarily on the FDR administration and how they developed New Deal policies. Cohen demonstrates that the New Deal was actually influenced strongly by American workers and larger cultural changes.



Seminal Source #1

List reference works and database in which you found seminal work. Or justify how title is seminal by other means (many book reviews, teacher recommended, etc.)




Book citation




Book review citation #1



Book review citation #2




Book review citation #3





Thesis of seminal source



Structure—How is the source arranged: chronological, thematic, and why?




Reviews—Favorable or unfavorable, why?




Historiography— How does the source’s thesis relate to other scholarship on the subject?




Topic—How does the source and thesis relate to your topic?




Seminal Source #2

List reference works and database in which you found seminal work. Or justify how title is seminal by other means (many book reviews, teacher recommended, etc.)




Book citation




Book review citation #1



Book review citation #2




Book review citation #3





Thesis of seminal source



Structure—How is the source arranged: chronological, thematic, and why?




Reviews—Favorable or unfavorable, why?




Historiography— How does the source’s thesis relate to other scholarship on the subject?




Topic—How does the source and thesis relate to your topic?




Seminal Source #3

List reference works and database in which you found seminal work. Or justify how title is seminal by other means (many book reviews, teacher recommended, etc.)




Book citation




Book review citation #1



Book review citation #2




Book review citation #3





Thesis of seminal source



Structure—How is the source arranged: chronological, thematic, and why?




Reviews—Favorable or unfavorable, why?




Historiography— How does the source’s thesis relate to other scholarship on the subject?




Topic—How does the source and thesis relate to your topic?




Seminal Source #4

List reference works and database in which you found seminal work. Or justify how title is seminal by other means (many book reviews, teacher recommended, etc.)




Book citation




Book review citation #1



Book review citation #2




Book review citation #3





Thesis of seminal source



Structure—How is the source arranged: chronological, thematic, and why?




Reviews—Favorable or unfavorable, why?




Historiography— How does the source’s thesis relate to other scholarship on the subject?




Topic—How does the source and thesis relate to your topic?




Seminal Source #5

List reference works and database in which you found seminal work. Or justify how title is seminal by other means (many book reviews, teacher recommended, etc.)




Book citation




Book review citation #1



Book review citation #2




Book review citation #3





Thesis of seminal source



Structure—How is the source arranged: chronological, thematic, and why?




Reviews—Favorable or unfavorable, why?




Historiography— How does the source’s thesis relate to other scholarship on the subject?




Topic—How does the source and thesis relate to your topic?







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