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I have three major papers that I need to write this semester and they are probably the most diverse topics I have ever wrote about. In my Non-Western Seminar Class I am doing my paper on Iron Age bog bodies, trying to present them as victims of human sacrifice. And just so you do not think I am that dark Human Sacrifice is the topic of this class. What is funny about my topic is that it does not fall in to the "Non-Western" category since all the bog bodies are from Northern Europe. For my Colonial and Revolutionary America class I am doing my paper on Deborah Sampson. I already took a class similar to this before and I did my paper on women in the American Revolution. This time I am going to narrow the focus to only here. Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man and fought in the American Revolution for three years. And my last paper I am working on is for my American Historiography. I hate Historiography. For those of you who do not know what that is, it is basically they study of the study of history. No that is not a typo it is supposed to say "the study of the study of". Basically you look at the different schools of history and the historians who wrote in each one. So to make sure I actually wrote the paper I made sure I picked a topic that I enjoy and care about. So I am doing that paper on the Gay Rights Movement. It was funny when the professor asked me what I was doing my paper on because the room got very quite after I said it. I even turned to my friend and said "Is is just me or did it get really quiet in here all the sudden?"



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Nov. 26th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
You know, I would be interested in reading that Deborah Sampson paper. And how unique to have a guy writing a paper about a female soldier. Cool.
Nov. 27th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
I fall in the the New Left historians, even though they have been around for like 60 years. They tend to focus more on the marginalized people in history. I never really cared about the the "great men" of history. Their real live could never match up to their legend when you did the research.It is more exciting in my book researching so of the people they get left out of history books.
Nov. 27th, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
"Is is just me or did it get really quiet in here all the sudden?" ----Hahaha, I know the feeling, two years ago I wrote a paper about the sociedades de convivencia (gay marriage) in México... the punch line is that I went to a catholic university... ha! I haven't heard of Deborah Sampson before, sounds extremely interesting.
Nov. 27th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
You know that would make me want to do a paper on Gay Rights even more. I am not a button pusher but I have never really gotten along with religious schools. It is nothing against religion is is just around here the sacrifice knowledge for bible class.
Nov. 28th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, it was really lame to have a class of how "The Da Vinci Code" was ruining México 'cause my college is part of the Opus Dei (how did I end there?!! Oh yeah, something about a scholarship...)
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