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I. Topic Area and Initial Research Questions
What was the role of women in the Oneida Community? Was the Oneida Community a feminist utopia for them?
II. Evaluation of Sources
Working in small groups, you will examine and discuss a set of sources.
- In the context of the research question, how would you categorize what type of source this is according to the BEAM framework? Would you use it as a primary, secondary, or tertiary source? Why? Is it a popular or scholarly source? How do you know?
- How do you think this source might help you explore the research question?
- How do you think this source would not help you explore the research question? In other words, what doesn't it provide?
- If you had to imagine three "ideal" sources that would help you investigate this research question, what would they look like?
Each table has a set of sources: one or two books on each table, plus the online sources listed below with their links.
Note that you are NOT being asked to read each source word-by-word! Instead, you are being asked to figure out what type of source it is and how you might use it. This will entail skimming, paying attention to structure and contents, and/or reading an introductory paragraph or two.