What does the topic tell us about the more general political, social, economic, or cultural trends of the time and/or place?

Since the early days of America we have been fascinated with the South Pacific, it’s cultures, and its aesthetics. From Paul Gauguin and his paintings to the tiki culture craze of the 1950’s and 60’s. I wish to put together a talk about this history that also includes cocktails as a public outreach program.Sources already found.Tales of the South Pacific by James A. MichinerCalifornia Tiki: A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees by Jason Henderson and Adam FoshkoBeachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Safari by Jeff BerrySailing the Pacific: A voyage across the longest stretch of water on earth, and a journey into it’s past. by Horden MilesThe Ghost Mountain boys: their epic march and the terrifying battle for New Guinea by James CampbellThe American Home front 1941-1942 by Alistair CookeIslands of Hell: the U.S. Marines in the Western Pacific 1944-1945 by Eric M. Hammelhttps://www.loc.gov/resource/dcmsiabooks.adriftonpacific00rock/?st=galleryhttps://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2015/07/war-in-paradise-navy-veterans-of-the-pacific-theater-part-ii/https://www.loc.gov/item/09005522/https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/war-in-the-pacific/soldiers-stories
Overview: In this milestone, you will submit a draft of your research proposal. Your draft should include the following: A description and analysis of your topic A defense of your choice in the context of the existing secondary literature Identification of the research questions Tentative conclusions for those research questions Identification of the primary and secondary source material that supports your interpretation of the topicYour draft should also include an outline of the organization of your capstone thesis or project. Your draft should be a completed proposal.Note: You will also be posting this draft in the Module Eight discussion topic for peer review. It may help you to post your draft to the topic at the same time yousubmit it to the instructor, so that your peers will have more time to review your paper.Prompt: Address the following critical elements:I. Topic DescriptionA. Provide a brief, balanced narrative of the research topic, including the greater historical context. Be sure to give an overview that identifies thetopic without being unnecessarily biased or specific. Questions to consider include the following: What happened? Who was involved? Whereand when did this occur? How does the topic fit into relevant trends in a historical local, national, or international context? What does the topictell us about the more general political, social, economic, or cultural trends of the time and/or place? How did these larger trends affect yourtopic?II. Topic InterpretationA. State your specific research question(s) related to your topic that you intend to address in your project and identify your initial conclusions andinterpretations, based on research already conducted. (Note that at this point in your project, you will not have completed enough research tohave developed your final conclusions and interpretations, but you should have some idea about how you will address your research questionsand what you will find in your research.)B. Articulate the professional standards historians follow in selecting and interpreting sources for formulating fair and balanced conclusions.C. Defend your selection of evidence based on the professional standards used by historians, explaining how you applied those standards to selectfair and balanced sources.D. Explain how your research will reflect professional standards in the interpretation of primary and secondary sources with examples linking themto your own project.