Your book review will discuss Plain Folk in a Rich Man’s War: Class and Dissent in Confederate Georgia and should address, in roughly equal measure, both the book’s major points and what you learned from those points. In discussing the latter, you may address such questions as:
What impressions did you have of the Civil War South before reading this book? How have those impressions changed as a result of your reading?
What parts of the book did you find most interesting?
What parts of the book surprised you most?
Why do you think that the book’s emphasis is so rarely dealt with in general media? If the book’s main points were more widely understood, what impact would it have?
With a reflective review of this nature in which a good deal of emphasis is placed on your personal interaction with the book, it is entirely appropriate to use “first-person” voice.
The book review will be at least two FULL single-spaced pages in length. At the top of page 1, entitle your book review “Review of Plain Folk in a Rich Man’s War: Class and Dissent in Confederate Georgia,” skip a space and insert your name, then skip two spaces and begin your review.
12-point Times New Roman font, single spaced, with one-inch margins all around.