Project #44194 - black history

Question:  Historians -- particularly those writing about slavery in the first half of the twentieth century -- have argued thatenslaved Africans came to North America tabula rasa (i.e., as “blank slates”) and remained docile within slavery.
(a) How does what we know about the history of slave music (particularly spirituals), slave spirituality (or, sacred folk
traditions), and slave folk tales, challenge the notion of tabula rasa?
(b) How does what we know about slave music (particularly spirituals), spirituality (or, folk traditions), and folk tales,
challenge the notion of docility?
Please answer all parts of this question. Compose your answer as one, cogent narrative. Include an introduction, an essaybody where you do your arguing (at least 6 paragraphs), and a conclusion where you tie everything up as neatly as possible.
Your answer should address both parts of the question (tabula rasa and docility) and should discuss all three categoriesequally (music, spirituality and folk tales) in each of the two parts. Make sure to draw from the course materials in order tosupport each point you make in your argument. Every assertion within the body of your essay should be supported by factsfrom the course materials. Pay particular  attention to chapters 1-3 of Levine's Black Culture and Black Consciousness, butalso be sure to incorporate other material from the course as well, such as the film Daughters of the Dust, the introduction toKelley's “Introduction: Writing Black Working Class History from Below,” Chesnutt's “The Goophered Grapevine,”Stevenson's “Aunt Rebecca,” Faust's “Culture, Conflict, and Community,” Camp's “To Get Closer to Freedom,” Hunter's“Answering Bells is Played Out” and the multimedia material posted on the ELMS site.
The highest scoring essays will be those that answer the question fully,  thoroughly supporting their arguments, providingspecific and detailed examples, and incorporating the range of course materials to support their argument.
Your essay should be at least 8 full paragraphs, double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font. Be sure your name and thecourse information is included at the top of your essay.  The essay is to be submitted to the ELMS drop box, no later
than 5pm on Sunday, October 19th. You are welcome to submit it earlier. No late submissions will be accepted.  

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 10/20/2014 10:00 am
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