HIST 2020, September 20

Secondary Source Bibliography

Six secondary sources (at least two books and at least two articles)

Provide a citation for the source, using the Chicago Manual of Style. (See here for a guide, especially the sections on “Books” and “Periodicals.”)

Then provide a brief (3–5 sentences) summary of the source. Tell me what the book is about, what its overall narrative is, and what the author’s argument is.

How to Cite a Single-Authored Book and an Article

Book: Author (Last name, first name.) Title. City of publication: Publisher, year of publication.

  • Kruse, Kevin M. White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Article: Author (Last name, first name). “Title.” Journal volume, issue (year of publication): page numbers.

  • Reber, Sarah J. “Court-Ordered Desegregation: Successes and Failures Integrating American Schools since Brown versus Board of Education.” Journal of Human Resources 40, no. 3 (2005): 559–90.

Example

Reber, Sarah J. “Court-Ordered Desegregation: Successes and Failures Integrating American Schools since Brown versus Board of Education.” Journal of Human Resources 40, no. 3 (2005): 559–90.

  • Many critics of public-school desegregation maintain it was largely ineffective. Reber argues that desegregation was more effective than many critics realize, but that its effectiveness was limited by the Supreme Court decision in Milliken v. Bradley, which prevented desegregation across municipal lines. Court-ordered desegregation greatly reduced segregation within many individual school districts. However, in metropolitan areas with multiple school districts, white enrollment declined in the urban districts and increased in the suburban districts, off-setting the progress of desegregation.