Formatting your Book Review: 1. 12 point font 2. Times New Roman font 3. 1 inch margins 4. Double-Spaced 5. Title (your original title) 6. Must be relevant to topic before 1877 7. Should use approximately (4-6) primary sources and (2-4) secondary sources 8. Should answer questions like: How do we traditionally understand the topic? Whose history does it tell and from what perspective is the story typically told? Is it an inclusive narrative or are some relevant histories/participants excluded? Why does it tell this particular story and how has this story been consciously constructed to convey a particular meaning? Is the narrative accurate? Is the narrative relevant? What meaning or purpose was it trying to convey when it was originally created and has that narrative changed over time? If its narrative has evolved, why? Does it convey an honest or realistic narrative? Why or why not? Was it created to reinforce a particular set of values, hopes or aspirations? Was/is the narrative contested? If the story it tells is incomplete or exclusionary, how should it be changed? 9. What is the main point of your research? What are the principle sub-points of your research paper?