Post Bellum Education in the North

T​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hese brief essays offer you an opportunity to respond to aspects of the weeks readings that puzzle, intrigue, or irks you. Think of it as a conversation with yourself, or with me, as I will be reading them each week. The first paragraph of all responses should provide a brief overview of the week’s readings. If the reading is a book: • Your first sentence should be a general statement of what the ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​book is about, including its central argument. • Body sentences should describe what each chapter is about and any other descriptive details that you think are important. • The concluding sentence of the first paragraph of your response should state what the author’s conclusion is. The rest of your response paragraphs can focus on whatever you want and be structured how you wish, so long as they​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ make sense

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