An annotated bibliography is a detailed citation (MLA or APA is up to you) list of your sources followed by a short summary and analysis of the sources.
You can find examples online or one example in the final assignment guidelines.
Things to consider in your summary and analysis: this is a basic overview of the piece in your own words. Your summary should demonstrate that you have read and understand the source, particularly the main thesis and themes. Your analysis should demonstrate this as well AND your own ability to offer some new insight and critical thinking in relation to the source and overarching themes.
Do NOT simply repeat or copy/paste language from the source (that’s plagiarism!); your summary does not have to be excessively long/extensive – imagine I’ve never read the source and need to determine quickly if I can/should use it for my own research. Offer a balance – you can’t summarize the work in one sentence, but you also are not writing an essay.
You must offer an annotated bibliography of the following 5 materials:
Beverly Tatum: The Complexity of Identity: “Who Am I?” Preview the document
David Feltmate: Rethinking New Religious Movements Beyond a Social Problems Paradigm. Preview the document
Catherine Wessinger: Deaths in the Fire at the Branch Davidians’ Mount Carmel: Who Bears Responsibility? Preview the document
JM Floyd-Thomas: The Burning of Rebellious Thoughts: MOVE as Revolutionary Black Humanism. Preview the document