Arguments never occur in a vacuum. For every argument, there is a back story and a reason why someone is willing to take a particular stand. You'll see this as you read the primary source documents from your Greenwich Village, 1913 textbook. You'll see how the men and women of Greenwich Village expressed their beliefs through their writing, and used rhetorical devices in so doing. As they wrote, each rhetor had to make lots of decisions: to whom do I want to convey my message? How should I convey my message? What should I say? How should I say it?
For this project, you will write an analysis of the rhetorical choices made by a particular writer featured in a primary source document in Greenwich Village, 1913 In essence, your job is to describe how this particular piece of writing (the primary source chosen) confirms the idea that "writing is a social and rhetorical activity" (Roozen 17).
Roozen, Kevin. "Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Activity." Naming What We Know, Edited by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elziabeth Wardle, UP of Colorado, 2016, pp. 17-18.