Two primary sources related to environmental history are provided on Blackboard. Choose one of these as your focus for this assignment, and write a 3 – 4 page paper, addressing the following:
• What is the document?
• Who wrote it? What might this tell us about the perspective and biases of the author(s)?
• When was it written? How does the document reflect/what does it say about the time when it was
written or created?
• Where was it written?
• Why was it written? Who was the intended audience?
• Significance: overall, how does this document contribute to my understanding of this historical
period? How might it be significant in environmental history?