Write a formal research paper on one of the topics listed at the end of this document.
Research expectations: The total number of sources (primary and secondary) for this assignment is a minimum of 8 books. You may, of course, use more than that. Articles may also be used; two articles equals one book (i.e. A bibliography could have 7 books and 2 articles; or a bibliography might have 6 books and 4 articles, etc.) But all essays must be informed by at least some books regardless of the number of articles included. You must not, for example, decide that you will substitute all books and have a bibliography of only 16 articles and no books. This is because most significant research in history is published in book form. To write an essay entirely from articles would not be regarded as properly researched for a history paper. Due to covid-19 some students will have difficulty accessing physical books; research conducted using only books available electronically (ebooks) will be acceptable for this assignment.
Style Expectations: All essays should lay out a time frame and use specific examples as evidence for an argument which is developed throughout the paper. DO NOT USE HEADINGS. Essays should be written in proper English with no slang. Please use Chicago-style footnotes or endnotes and bibliography (a guide to Chicago Style is linked here):
https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html (Links to an external site.)
Checklist for Proofreading Your Paper:
-number your pages
-place the bibliography AFTER the endnotes and do not number bibliographic entries.
-all quotes over three lines long should be single-spaced and indented 5 spaces from the left and right margins and DO NOT take quotation marks.
Pick ONE of the following topics:
9.Did Prince Albert exercise political power?
10.Was Queen Caroline partly responsible for the Divorce Scandal, despite her reputation as a wronged woman?
11.Does the history of the National Trust (which preserves historical sites such as aristocratic country houses) reveal political motivations as well as aesthetic/historical motivations?
12.What view of masculinity did the Boy Scouts promote (up to World War II)?
13.Was John Ruskins view of women negative?
14.Were the British negligent in their response to the Irish Famine?
15.Why was Home Rule for Ireland not successful in the last two decades of the nineteenth century?
16.Was Disraeli an opportunist?
17.Was Gladstones politics inspired by his religious beliefs?
18. What do the various speculations about the identity of Jack the Ripper tell us about nineteenth-century society?
19.What motivated the WSPUs (the suffragettes) turn to militancy?
20.What is the cause of soccer hooliganism?
21.Was British reluctance to join the European Union from 1973 to 2016 motivated by economic or cultural concerns?
22. How did Stanley Baldwin, Conservative PM of the 1930s, contribute to the formation of British national identity?
23.Why did Robert Owens utopian community at New Lanark fail?
24.Why was Oswald Mosley not more successful in establishing a fascist party in Britain?
25.Why did the Liberal Party decline in the early twentieth century (up to 1939)?
26.What is the importance of the 1960s sex scandal, the Profumo Affair?
25. What made Enoch Powell, the Conservative MP who opposed immigration in the 1960s, so popular?
24. What was the impact of the Match Girls Strike of 1888?
23. Why did Churchill fail to win the election of 1945?
22. Did reform of the National Health Service under Thatcher succeed?
23.Was New Labour new?
24. What were the causes of the Brixton race riots?
25. Why were the Scottish highlands depopulated in the nineteenth century?
26. Why did Plaid Cymru (Welsh Nationalist Party) grow in popularity between 1945-77?
27. Did Oscar Wilde intend to become a martyr for sexual liberation?
28. How did the Blitz define British national identity?
29. Why did the British take the number of Jewish refugees they did before and immediately after World War II?
30. Did the madness of King George have a detrimental effect on the monarchy?
31. Was William Wilberforce vital to the success of the abolition movement?
32. What was the impact of the South African War (aka the Boer War) on Britain?
33. What was the impact of the Windrush Scandal in Britain?
34. Was Nigel Farage vital to achieving Brexit?
35. Compare and contrast the impact of two historical statues in Britain: the 2018 statue of Millicent Fawcett, suffragist, and the 1895 statue of Edward Colston, slave trader.
36. Was Margaret Thatcher helped or hurt by being a woman?
37. Was Feargus O’Connor responsible for the failure of the Chartist movement?
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