Historical Analysis and Interpretation: Personalities in History
The collection includes articles by many prominent persons from such fields as politics (Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. Grant, Frederick Douglass), the military (George Armstrong Custer, William Tecumseh Sherman), landscape architecture (Frederick Law Olmsted), and conservation (John Muir). Choose one of these notable Americans or another prominent person you find represented in the collection. Read one or more of the articles written by the person you have selected. What you can you learn about the person's ideas, values, and personality from reading the article? How does reading the person's own words give you insights into their character that you might not get in reading a third party's description of your subject? Make a list of the most important characteristics of your subject as revealed by the writing.