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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

Senior Research and Composition: Biography Project: Home

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter 


You will write a 3-5 page researched, thesis-based essay on a historical figure of your choice who was active between the start of the French Revolution (1789) and the Watergate Crisis (1974). The thesis should answer a central question inspired by your research.


The History Essay: a Research Guide

A useful step-by-step guide written by Mr. Greg Hawes (2005)

Sample Chicago Style Paper

This resource from the Purdue Online Writing Lab contains the Notes and Bibliography (NB) sample paper for the Chicago Manual of Style 17thedition

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005)

American Civil Rights Activist

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

British Prime Minister during World War II