Essay Paper #2
Question: Discuss the impact the institution of slavery has had on the United States from the time of the Revolution through Reconstruction.
You may include such topics as division between the North and South, the lives of slaves, sense of identity, slaves’ desire for freedom, slave family life, folklore, and religious life, slavery and the law, labor organization, relationship between masters and slaves, paternalism , forms of slave resistance, Slave rebellions, etc. But…
You cannot write every single topic. Instead, find a coherent thesis for your 2-3 page paper.
The possible textbook pages include Chapter 11, pages 395-431, The Peculiar Institution.
You may integrate primary sources in the Voice of Freedom.
You may use page 168, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the Africa (1789).
There is another Chapter 11, Voice of Freedom in 412-13 pages from Letter by Joseph Taper to Joseph Long (1840) and from “Slavery and the Bible”(1850).
Do use punctuation marks.
Do not use more than three lines together. It is not helpful to have an entire paragraph of primary sources—I need you to paraphrase and analyze much of your own work, and give the most important bits of the quotes.
You should consider this format:
Two-three pages (700-1000 words).
12 font, (Times New Roman, Arial are usually best)
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||05/11/2014 05:15 am