The Great Cat Massacre

At first glance, “Workers Revolt” from The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French History by Robert Darnton seems to be about a senseless killing of cats. However, we quickly learn that it is about much more than that. In this essay, examine how class conflict plays a role in the chapter “Workers Revolt.” Also address, how are the individuals in this story experiencing conflict?This paper must be at least 600 words and have a thesis statement that provides a decisive argument that answers the question above.You may only use the following approved sources in your paper (please note that any use of external internet sources is prohibited):* “Worker’s Revolt” in The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton*The West in the World by Dennis Sherman and Joyce Salsibury Volume II*“Cultural History I: what’s in a name?” http://www.history.ac.uk/makinghistory/resources/articles/cultural_history.html
Paper Formatting
• All papers should be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, and have 1-inch margins.• Each page should have the course number and your last name in the upper left hand corner. You will have a page number on every page except the title page in the bottom center of the page.• You must have a header that is on every page and it should have the course number and your name. Example: HIST 102/Jane Doe.• Indent every paragraph and remember a paragraph is at least 3 sentences long.• You must cite your sources in Chicago Manual of Style. There is a sample in the same document as the title page sample. This is exactly how you should footnote any quotes are parts of the book you paraphrase in your paper.•Paper Guidelines
A) A formal history paper must have a strong introduction and clear thesis. Your introduction must concisely and clearly explain what your paper is about. The thesis isthe stated central argument around which your paper is based. The goal of the paper will be to convince the reader of the truth of your argument, so it is absolutely necessary that the reader knows what that argument is.
B) A historical paper must provide clear analysis of its evidence, revealing and explaining to the reader the information that proves its point(s). Once you have decided on an argument (which will likely come to you after you have read a good deal of the book), you must then go about proving it. You cannot merely tell the reader that what you argue is true; you must show your reader what you argue is true. Make sure that every assertion is backed by evidence. Leave out material that does not matter with regards to your thesis. Use judiciously selected quotes from your source(s) to show exactly why you are arguing your points.C) An essay should be logical in its organization at every level. Make sure that sentences make sense and contribute to the overall argument of the paper. Make sure that adjacent sentences relate to one another. Each paragraph should focus on one idea or topic. Like sentences, paragraphs should flow from one to the next with meaningful transitions. The entire construction of the paper should be working in an orderly fashion to build support for your thesis.