Tutorial 2: Determine Information Requirements

The historiographical essay

The historiographical essay is a special type of history writing that only considers secondary sources. Historiography traces how historians have interpreted a given historical topic over time rather than contributing original research (new evidence or arguments) on the topic.

Check the paper topics that focus on historiography.

Rethinking Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis
Changing views of the causes of the Salem witch trials: mass religious hysteria,
class conflict, or disease epidemic
Slave owners' use of fear tactics in the antebellum South
Chinese exclusion laws and public attitudes toward Chinese immigrants