Read the assigned book. Analyze the book in a 2-3 page ESSAY based on the
Read the assigned book. Analyze the book in a 2-3 page ESSAY based on the questions provided below. Answer each question. If you are unable to find material on a specific point clearly articulate this in your analysis and explain. •What is the Author’s argument (what point is he/she trying to make)? •Who is the author (Outline his background/high level)? Why is he/she qualified to write the book? 3. What is the book’s purpose?•What is the layout and approach of the book?
•What sources are used? What were the primary sources if any? What were the secondary sources if any? What is the difference between primary sources and secondary sources? Look up. Primary documents are written or constructedat the time of the event (journal, map, interviews). A secondary document isother people’s interpretation of the primary sources. Both types are important in history-making. Explain and give specific examples of the sources used by the author in the book.
•Is the book effective? Why or Why not? Be specific
.•How does this book help explain the significance of religionin Africa?
•What do reviews say about the book (who was the reviewer)? How does the book fit in with other similar books on the topic?
•How does this book fit into this class? Be specific
•Does the book enhance our understanding of World History? If so how? If not, why not? Provide a reflection.
•What was the most striking statement in the book to you? (Write out a powerful quote from the book, explain the quote, why did it strike you, howit fits with the overall purpose of the book). Cite page.
•How do you think this story is remembered? Any legacies or impacts?
Thorton, John K. The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Betriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706. (Cambridge:Cambridge University Press) 1e, 1998. ISBN –0-521-59649-1