Part II: Evaluating Historical Works and Interpretation
The first source that was of significance for this study is Native American History by Britannica Educational Publishing. The book explores the origin of Native America, the tribes and their way of life. This does not only include the southeast native but the people of plains, the southwest, and the Northwest. One of the characteristics that made this a significant source is its exploration of the prehistory in Chapter 9 of the book where the author explores the Paleo Indian cultures, archaic cultures, and the pre-historic farmers.
The book also explores and provides a timeline of the happenings between 1492 and the 18th century. This is followed by a chapter exploring the happenings from the 19th to the 21st century. The ability to explore different timelines is the unique element of this book which places it as a very significant source for any historian or sociologist exploring the aspects of the natives, and the assimilation, resistance and revitalization.
The second article is by Fayette Avery McKenzie which explores the assimilation of the Indians. One unique element about this journal is that it explores racial conflicts by exploring the interaction between the white and the red man in the United States. His arguments are based on two philosophies: the obligation of the educational system including sociologists to the Native Americans and the obligation of the country to the Natives. The reason for selecting this article is due to its significance in explaining the assimilation theory.
The author argues that it is through assimilation that the Indians were genocidally treated and the country and policymakers should adopt the responsibility to guard the Indians against the problem the whites created. The second interesting element about the theory is that it explores the current way of life of the Indians. This is similar to Luebering book discussed above but different in that McKenzie explores the issues using an assimilation theory. Luebering work, on the other hand, fails to apply any theoretical aspect but over-relies of facts.
The third article is a journal, The Integration of Americans of Indian Descent by J. Milton Yinger and George Eaton Simpson. The reason for choosing this journal is that it explores the thesis of the assignment following a paternalistic approach. This is unlike Luebering’s book which explores factual elements of Natives by providing a bibliography of the Native’s way of life. Similarly, the journal differs from McKenzie which applies the assimilation theory to drive the major arguments.
The author argues that after two members of a social unit, there is likelihood for change occurrence through four levels: cultural, psychological, biological and cultural which I other words are explained as integration, acculturation, identification, and almagation. The author argues that the US government imposed laws arguing it was to the Indian’s benefit but it was for the white benefits. On the other hand, the author argues that the majority of Native Americans at present favor integration instead of forced acculturation.
Generally, the three scholarly works were of significance in the histographic literature conducted.
Part III: Developing a Plan for Research and Publication
It is outstanding how many historians and scholars have explored the aspect of Native Americans during the 19th century. Worse is some did not understand what was happening among the Native Americans until the 20th century. Paternalistic argument fed the populations with the knowledge that education was a way to instill knowledge to the Natives but the fact is, it was a way of training the Indians the American way of life. This opens the need to deeply explore the assimilation processes of the Indians and their resistance to the government. I will conduct this research to unveil any misconceptions and mis-arguments about the assimilation, resistance, and revitalization of the Native Americans. To attain this, I will explore both secondary and primary sources to dig for all appropriate information for the study. Publishing the study will be of importance to future generations both students and sociologists with a desire to learn about the Native American’s assimilation, resistance, and revitalization.
Where to Conduct Research
The research requires a deep analysis of the research problem which can be attained from online sources. However, to exclude the aspect of biases for this procedure, I will include both primary and secondary sources that relate to the study. Several libraries and museums have primary sources for Native American history. These items will create the depth of this research and increase its validity as the documents were written when the event was occurring.
The research process will take approximately 3 months.
I. First Phase
This will involve a research search where I will visit the nearby library to search for books, journals, and other articles that relate to the research problem. Secondly, I will conduct online queries that will help to identify any perfect books and articles. For this study, there are three scholarly materials attained from internet queries:
• The Integration of Americans of Indian Descent
• Native American History
• American Journal of Sociology
II. Sporting and marking the research – will take weeks
Reading of resources at least twice with sticky note flags on significant chapters
III. Writing and formatting
This will include a pre-write, write and a rewrite of several drafts. The introduction section will be written after completing the other sections for approximately 1 month.
IV. Identification of the Research site: For my research, I will explore two publishing centers to ensure if one backfires I can rely on the other
V. Submitting the research paper for submission.
Development of a Support Network
Before publishing, I will request a colleague as well as a professor to review the histographic literature analysis. Based on the recommendations from the reviewers, I will revise the paper and ensure that it is clear, engaging, and easy for the readers to follow.
The source for funds for this process is granted where I will apply for grant sin American Historical Association (AHA)
The first step is exploring some of the appropriate journals for history research. Upon exploration, I identified JSTOR and the institute of historical research. The first option is JSTOR as it is well known and will reach the majority of my target population for the study. IHR explains that the Institute of historical research is known for publishing high-quality historical researches. If I opt for this publisher, I will select the IHR’s conference sites. I have previously used this website while working for the histographic literature review through its open access publishing of Humanities Digital Library. The first option is JSTOR which was founded in 1995 which networks different communities by helping in research advancements.
After the reviews, the article will be submitted to the publishers where it will take several before final submissions. After submitting, the research undergoes the initial internal checks a process conducted without a double-blind peer-review process. This is attained by the removal of the author’s name. The process is followed by the initial review, process where elemental tests, for example, are accessed on the paper. These are the peer reviewers and they are of importance as they have the mandate of turning the study to peer-reviewed research. After peer review, the copyrights are transferred and provisional membership is accepted as well as the fee paid. After the payments, the publishing organization may conduct a double-blind peer review which is followed by layout editing. This is a second plagiarism check, Graphic Control System, Layout Editing, and Proof Reading.
The author receives a journal preview before the final publishing process and where sometimes one can edit or make changes within the stipulated time. This is followed by the launching of the eJournal where online journals are updated on the release. The second, last step is the dispatch of hard copies and the author receives tracking information. The last step is the application for “Certificate of Publication”.
Dozier, Edward P., George E. Simpson, and J. Milton Yinger. “The Integration Of Americans Of Indian Descent”. The ANNALS Of The American Academy Of Political And Social Science 311, no. 1 (1957): 158-165. doi:10.1177/000271625731100117.
Luebering, J.E. Native American History. New York: Britannica Education Pub and Rosen Education Services, 2011.
McKenzie, Fayette Avery. “American Journal Of Sociology”. JSTOR 19, no. 6 (2019): 761-772.The Institute of Historical Research (IHR). “Publications”. The Institute Of Historical Research (IHR), 2019. https://www.history.ac.uk/publications.
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