Response Paper Rewrite
You may rewrite RP2 by addressing the original prompt and all its requirements. If you decide to do this you must also include a paragraph that explains the changes you made in the paper, and what you found the most difficult aspect of the original assignment.
Here is the prompt:
Elizabeth Escobedo states in her book From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front:
“This study investigates the multiple meanings of World War II for women of Mexican descent, capturing, in particular, the range of Mexican American women’s wartime identities—and their reception—in the urban environment…. women of Mexican descent navigated complex and at times overlapping identities that in the World War II era garnered acceptance in some circles and rejection in others.” (Escobedo, 2)
In your response consider Escobedo’s quote and the larger arguments she is making in her book about the lives of Mexican American women during World War II. Select one or two historical figures from her book and discuss how they shaped their identities, what pressures they were reacting to, and the receptions they, specifically, faced.
Your response may include direct quotes but short quotations (one sentence long) or paraphrasing are preferred. Use parenthetical citations (Escobedo, pg#). 12-point, Times New Roman or similar font, 1” margins, ~3 pages. You must email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the resubmission by 11:59pm 7/24. No late submissions will be accepted.
A few notes:
This assignment is not a book review, book summary, or a discussion of the historical context of the 1940’s. The included quote is the overall argument Escobedo is making in her book. What I am asking you to do is provide evidence of this argument by discussing specific women Escobedo discussed. How do these specific women you select show changes in identity or forces that shaped women’s identities?
A quick disclaimer: Because of academic integrity concerns I will be running any resubmissions and the originals through a plagiarism detector. If you are found to have violated academic policies, you will fail this paper regardless of the original grade you received.