A Historiographical Inquiry (University of Chicago Press, 1994).

Material: The Word document “End of the Cold War, Historiographic Debate” on V-Space.

Examples of historiographical essays | Sales Architects

3. Introduction and Outline: Before you write the final paper, you need to inform me about what your ideas are and how you plan to execute your ideas. To that end, you need to write a draft introduction and an outline with topic sentences for the different paragraphs you plan to include (see Rampolla, chapter 4). As to the content of your introduction and outline, see the instructions below. Worth 5 points.

Freud for Historians follows two historiographical books, Style in History and its sequel about causation, Art and Act (p....

Writing a historiographical essays - …

4. Complete Final Paper: Having written the historiographical essay, you now have a better understanding of what is at stake when addressing the question how the cold war ended. Many Americans frame the issue around Ronald Reagan’s role in these events. Having read John Lewis Gaddis and John Prados, you now also understand that individual people in history cannot be independent variables and that other factors must be considered to account for distant causes, intermediate necessary causes, and the tipping point, which often is an unforeseeable “small event.”
Therefore, your final paper should discuss a variety of other causes that explain how the cold war ended. For each category of causes, pick the one that you consider most important and justify your decision.
Your material here should come from the John Prados book:
–Pick one individual other than Ronald Reagan or Michael Gorbachev and briefly explain his/her contribution to the end of the cold war.
–Pick one event that illustrates the role that bureaucratic institutions/mid-level policy entrepreneurs played in the events that led to the end of the cold war.
–Pick one popular movement of citizens and explain its role in the end of the cold war.
–Pick one structural force in the Soviet Union that contributed to the end of the cold war.
–Pick one element of the history of espionage and covert action and explain its role in the end of the cold war.
–Explain how the fall of the Berlin Wall came about.
–Make sure to apply Gaddis’s concepts of causation to your discussion.
–Make sure to incorporate five primary documents as evidence into your discussion.

Please note: The finished historiographic paper will become part of your final paper that you turn in at the end of the semester.

Task: In the Word document, you will find three essays that make an argument about Ronald Reagan’s role in ending the Cold War. Your task is to analyze what the three arguments presented by the three authors are and how their interpretations of history differ from each other.

He is currently working on a biography of the young Stalin and a series of historiographical essays on Russia and the Soviet Union.