Access the primary source documents on pages 206-211 of your textbook. These pages are only available in the second edition of the textbook. Write an analytical essay answering questions 1, 2 and 3 on page 211. Be sure to have answers to the questions within your essay, not as listed numbers to the questions with the following answers. Be clear about what document you are writing in each section of your essay. This is an essay, so don’t write in one long paragraph. Have an introductory paragraph and a closing paragraph which sums up your paper. The paper must be at least 500 words. You will not lose points if it is longer.
Your assignments will be graded on:
spelling and grammar (10 points); Do not use “I” or “you” in these papers—write in the third person, as your textbook does. Do not give your opinion on the topic unless it is requested in the assignment content questions found at the end of the document or on the assignment page. Just present an analysis of the primary sources as historical documents. These are NOT opinion papers.
introductory and closing paragraphs (8 points); Introduce to your reader the readings (and, if known, their authors) that you are discussing in your paper. Do not assume your reader knows what you have read. But do assume your reader knows the questions you are answering, so there is no need to write them out. In your closing paragraph, sum up what you have presented in the body of the paper. If you submit an essay of one long paragraph, you obviously cannot receive points for these two required paragraphs–introduction and closing.
length (500-750 words); following directions–your name, course number & date on top of the first page (2 points)
completeness of answers to all questions for the document (12 points).
analysis of these documents as a primary source (18 points) How do each of these primary sources help us as students of history understand the history of the lives of African Americans prior to the Civil War?