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Question: After World War One, the Arabs claimed that the British had “stabbed them in the back” by not granting them an independent Arab state or states. Assess the Hussein-McMahon correspondence, the Sykes-Picot agreement, and the Balfour Declaration. Were the Great Powers duplicitous or just muddling through? Are the Arabs correct to believe that they were stabbed in the back?
Write 600 words at least to answer this question. It should be posted as a “Word” file. Read over the directions for writing your essays provided on the first page of the syllabus to make sure that you are clear about what is necessary to do well on this essay. Make sure to use footnotes and to add a “List of Sources” at the end of your essay.
These papers should be grammatically and syntactically correct and without typographical errors. Include the question you are answering on the title page so both you and I will be sure which question you are addressing. Special attention will be given to the thesis paragraph. Make it succinct and preview how you will argue your paper. Always end with a concluding paragraph that sums up your argument.
You will want to review the three major treaties; 1. The McMahon–Hussein Correspondence, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, and the Balfour Declaration. They are all covered in the Bickerton & Klausner text, which also includes the original documents in the “sources” section. The Cleveland chapter, assigned in week one, and Wawro also cover these agreements. So do the assigned videos. Use all these sources in your essay if you can.
Citations: Use footnotes, or what is called the “Notes and Bibliography” form of citation for your references (not the internal: “author date” style common in the social sciences). The first citation of a work should be complete and subsequent citations abbreviated. Read about how to use this form of citation at Quick Guide of the Chicago Manual of Style. Learn how to use footnotes (not endnotes on “Word.”