History 397U                                                            University of Massachusetts, Amherst

L. Lovett                                                                                                        Spring 2007

 

Paper #1 Assignment

DUE: In Class, Thursday,  February 22, 2007

 

PLEASE SUBMIT TWO COPIES OF YOUR PAPER.

 

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.

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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.