History 397U                                                            University of Massachusetts, Amherst

L. Lovett                                                                                                        Spring 2007


Paper #1 Assignment

DUE: In Class, Thursday,  February 22, 2007




For this assignment, you will be asked to write a brief (4-5 page) essay on one of the topics described below. Your paper must have a signed cover sheet (available at http://people.umass.edu/llovett/cover.html). 


Please review the paper Writing Guidelines for this course before you begin to research or write. (Available at http://people.umass.edu/llovett/writing.html.)



TOPIC 1: How does Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick and Lewis Hine's photographs on child labor use representations of working-class children to construct an ideal of middle-class childhood?



TOPIC 2:  Both Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick and Lewis Hine's photographs for the Child Welfare Exhibit were intended to carry a reform message.  Compare and contrast the reform messages suggested by Alger and Hine.




Please try to include copies of the Hine photographs that you refer to in your paper.  If you cannot include a copy, you must include the photograph number and title.