Most research questions do not exist in a vacuum nor are academic books and journal articles isolated, self-contained packages of information. Rather, every academic text represents one intersection in a network of ideas and debates that scholars have been tracing through their writing, sometimes over long periods of time. Think of each academic text (including the one you are writing!) as one contribution to a scholarly conversation.
In this activity, we will examine a scholarly article to determine how a scholar critically engages with their sources.
Messer, Chris M., et al. “The Destruction of Black Wall Street: Tulsa’s 1921 Riot and the Eradication of Accumulated Wealth.” American Journal of Economics & Sociology, vol. 77, no. 3/4, May 2018, pp. 789–819. EBSCOhost, https://doi-org.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/10.1111/ajes.12225.
Working with your table group, respond to the following questions and be prepared to report to the class:
Select one of the following secondary sources to use in your analysis of Lovecraft Country.