Stacy Hartlage Taylor
22 January 2012
My Topic and Five Potential Sources
When I saw for the first time the topic of this semester class I got so excited. To be very honest I don’t know anything about the Wild West, but this topic is so interesting to learn about that I know it is going to be a great class.
After looking at all the great personalities of all the legends of the Wild West, I decided to write about Loreta Janeta Velazquez. Her bibliography and all the things she did are full of courage and excitement. I think that writing about her it going to be an easy and interesting thing to do.
I love the fact that she was a strong woman who decided to do something radical to pursuit her believes and plans. She wanted it to be part in the Civil War, so she dressed as a Confederate soldier and fought in battle many times.
Then when I started the research about her it was very easy to find good and reliable sources.
1- The first one I found was of course Wikipedia. I choose this website/encyclopedia because is a very useful, reliable and educational site.
2- The second source that I found was an educational organization dedicated to support the education about the history of the Civil War. I think the credentials of this institution make the information they provide useful and appropriate.
3- After that, I found an article in a website call History.net. This article was originally published in the Civil War Times magazine in the year 1999, but it was revised and updated in the year 2011.
4- Then I got a website with documents about the civil war in the American South. I choose this one because the information is intended to documenting the history of the Civil War.
5- Then at last I found About.com Women’s History. The information in this website is clear and easy to understand.