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Anne Hutchinson: A Life in Private

School: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

City/State: Cambridge, MA

Grade(s): 11

Format(s): Report: History

Subject(s): Social Studies

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description: 

Jessica Leight, while an 11th grade student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, authored this research paper on Anne Hutchinson, tracing her life and her fate. After a well-researched account of Hutchinson’s life, the paper concludes with an excellent analysis of four important aspects of Anne Hutchinson’s rebellion, tracing the reasons why her treatment was so shockingly different from that of another leader of the time, John Wheelwright.

The author was the recipient of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize from The Concord Review in 2003.

Since 1987, The Concord Review, a unique quarterly academic journal at the secondary level, has published over 100 issues with over 1,000 exemplary high school history research papers by students from 44 states and 40 other countries. The Ralph Waldo Emerson Prizes have been awarded to over one hundred students who have shown outstanding academic promise in history at the high school level since 1995. The website of The Concord Review can be seen here.

According to The Concord Review, the author of this paper graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and earned her Ph.D. in Economics at MIT. She is now an Assistant Professor of Economics at Williams College.

How This Writing Can Be Useful: 

  • Powerful example of student voice and spirit fused with scholarly work
  • Excellent example of rich and descriptive writing that propels the reader forward
  • Includes an annotated bibliography

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