For this assignment, you will read, analyze and compare two college-level non-fiction books of your choice.
Your final paper should be between 5-7 pages (1200-2500 words) and will incorporate, in essay format,
What each book is about (briefly–this isn’t a book report)
Based on the authors’ arguments, the reasons behind each protest/strike, who was involved (specific individuals and/or groups), strategies used to carry out the strikes/protest, and any successes, failures or long term consequences
A comparison of the above across both books. You should synthesize the information to draw conclusions about what motivates people to protest/resist, and how these protests help us understand the times in which they occurred.
The Two book you will be doing this over are, “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America” and “The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story Of America’s Largest Labor Uprising”