Border Contraband
Border Contraband
These are the instructions directly from the teacher. 
Aiming for an 83 overall grade. Something about drugs and violence at the border should be suitable 

Your paper will critically analyze one major issue of the reading, one that you found to be thought-provoking or problematical.

There are several ways to approach this: 1) Develop a logical and/or empirical critique of the arguments you analyze (does the evidence support the arguments?); 2) Compare material in readings with other theory/research material presented in class; 3) Compare and contrast material in one book with that of another; or 4) Use material from the reading assignment to evaluate other research or data you know well.

The purpose of these papers is for you to demonstrate that you've thought through and creatively analyzed one major issue in the readings.

Your paper needs to be 5-7 pages of full text. These papers will consist of a short summary (1 page) and a critical analysis (4-6 pages) of the current reading.


Times New Roman, 12 Font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, & include work cited page.

Diaz, George T. Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling Across The Rio Grande. University of Texas Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1477310137

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