William O. Swinton, “Outlines in General History”
Read the two-page essay by William O. Swinton, “Outlines in General History” and respond to the question
below in a thesis-driven essay.
Word Count: 750
In each writing assignment, you must cite the source material (e.g., Swinton, primary source) as evidence to
bolster your argument. Make sure to use the correct Chicago Manual of Style format in your endnotes or
Do you agree with Swinton’s argument regarding the foundations of the world’s civilizations as espoused in his
“Outlines in General History?” In your thesis-driven essay, make a case for or against Swinton’s argument,
providing whatever evidence you have to bolster your case.