Topic: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
BOOK: Rediker, Marcus. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World 1700-1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
There will be two critical reviews of monographs. Each review will be 900-1100 words long and be modeled after critical reviews in academic journals such as the American Historical Review or The William and Mary Quarterly.
A book review concentrates on identifying and critiquing on the author’s argument.
What is the author trying to argue, what evidence do they use, and do you agree and disagree? It is not just a simple summary of the book.
Your papers must be 12 pt. font in Times New Roman and double-spaced lines. The header of your paper should be single-spaced and in the following format:
Your paper should have 1” margins on the top and bottom and 1.25” margins on the left right margins.