Essay Topic 1
Write a personality sketch of the author based on his style and content. What values do you think he holds dear? What are his hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think he is? Anchor your sketch in passages in the book.
Essay Topic 2
What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence?
Essay Topic 3
Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?
Essay Topic 4
Map today's political parties to the political parties in place in 1828 or in 1846, as the Whigs emerge from the ruins of the Republican party. What factions are still in the same party? What factions are new or have split or show new loyalties?
Essay Topic 5
What kind of history...
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