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From your perspective what is the historical significance and does this document contribute to your understanding of this historical period?

The Authors Argument and Purpose 

Although this is a short read adapted from Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow (see Modules Week 1 – The Birth of Slavery), the contents of the reading is vitally important as we move through the beginning of the colonial period and slavery in America. For this assignment you are to express your thoughts on the questions below:

  • What is the author’s argument (summarize briefly but thoroughly)? What motive (purpose) might the author have for writing on this subject (example: persuade, entertain, inform)? Explain.
  • Give four (4) major points or arguments that support the author’s argument.
  • From your perspective what is the historical significance and does this document contribute to your understanding of this historical period? Explain thoroughly.
  • What were you able to take away from the reading – discuss at least four (4) thought provoking moments.

Requirement:

Papers must be a minimum of two (2) complete pages and essay/ paragraph format, assignment to be double- spaced in Times New Roman 12 font, 1-inch margins. Please do not number each question, once each bullet point is complete please start a new paragraph.

In the event you need to support your arguments with outside sources (including your textbook) please cite sources. Reminder, any thoughts, words and ideas that are not your own must be footnoted and a Bibliography page must be attached. For additional information see Chicago Writing Style Tips in Canvas.

For your heading a cover sheet is not required. In the top left-hand corner place your full Name (1rst line), Critical Analysis number and Title of assignment (2nd line), date assignment due (3rd line).

Example:

Your name

Critical Analysis I

Oct. 27, 2020

Successful papers DO NOT PLAGIARIZE.

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Subject: History

 

make sure it is 2 pages and no plagiarism

 

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