1.) A research paper that compares one topic in Chicana/o history with a historical topic from your family heritage, if your heritage is not Mexican or Latin American. It should also include a personal reflection..)10 pages of text.
Requirements for Comparative Research Paper with Personal Reflection
1.)10 pages of text.
2.) The research portion of your paper should be about 8 pages, approximately 4 pages on the Chicano history topic and 4 pages on the parallel history topic that reflects your family or community connection. The personal reflection should be 1-2 pages.
3.) A minimum of 7 sources, 5 scholarly and two primary sources for the historical research . There is no maximum on the total number of sources you use.
3.) At least 4 images: 2 of historical period and 2 connected to your family/community history.
5 pages of research for the historical portion with works cited page with all required sources using MLA. You must use at least 5 sources, including 1 primary source. Focus your research only on the questions given for your topic. The 5 pages should include the following:
1.) It should have 2-3 major arguments.
2.) The arguments should be organized in a logical and clear structure. Each argument should be differentiated from the others using paragraphs and introductory sentences, aka topic sentences.
3.) Each argument should be clearly explained and have strong examples/evidence, such as a quote from a primary source.
4.) Do not quote secondary sources, paraphrase and cite the source. Definitely feature your primary source and quote only your primary source. Use the juiciest quote, one that illustrates your argument! Always introduce the quote first, including who your source is, give the quote, then you must interpret it.
5.) CITE YOUR SOURCES WITH IN-TEXT CITATIONS! Every piece of information must be cited, except intro, conclusion and your interpretation of primary documents. I do not give you credit for information that is not cited.
6.) When you are done writing your arguments, write an introduction that includes a working thesis and a summary of your arguments. You do not need to include a conclusion in this draft.
7.) Number the pages of your paper—this is essential!
The Pattern of U.S. Immigration Policy toward Mexicans from the 30s to the 50s
The 20th century reflects a pattern of U.S. immigration policy based on the needs of U.S. industries for cheap labor that is then reversed when the economy declines, leading to mass scale repatriation and deportation. The severe economic crisis of the 1930s Depression led to Mexican immigrants being scapegoated as responsible for the crisis. They were pressured and sometimes rounded up and forced to leave by the thousands. This period is known as the repatriation. Then when WWII began and there was a shortage of workers, the Bracero program was instituted that brought Mexican labor, mostly for agriculture, to the U.S. Then in the 1950s Operation Wetback was instituted, rounding up Mexican immigrants again. Pairing up either the Repatriation movement with the Bracero Program or the Bracero Program with Operation Wetback, contrast the