Perspectives on History—Assignment Spring, 20060-1930

Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930

 Your assignment will be to investigate and write a research paper on Crime in Chicago during the period above, using the police department records as one of your primary sources.  Since this paper is designed to test the skills you have learned in Perpectives on History, you must demonstrate your ability to evaluate primary sources of all types.  Your job is not just to create a narrative, but to analyze the primary sources at hand and present your interpretation and observations on the data.  Merely presenting what someone else has said concerning the police department records does not fulfill this assignment.