African American Studies - Short Paper


6/20/2020 Short Paper - AASP 201 6980 Introduction to African American Studies (2205) - UMGC Learning Management System 1/1

Write a two page paper of what you have learned about how slaves lived based upon primary documents introduced in Week 2 of the class  Pick one of these topics and summarize and analyze what you have learned from Week 2's primary documents.  What do you think should also be learned about this topic beyond what these three primary documents tell us?  What two other sites on the Web offer primary documents about this topic?

Topics (Pick 1)

Housing for slaves Food that slaves ate Clothing slaves wore Educating slaves

The paper should be 400-600 words, single spaced within paragraphs, and double spaced between paragraphs.  Have a title for your paper and put your name and date on it.  Use either MLA or Chicago Style for citations. 

Possible organization for Paper #1

Paragraph 1:  Introduction of the topic and the three primary documents. Paragraph 2:  Description of this area of life by slaves. Paragraph 3:  What else should be researched to find out more about this aspect of slave life? Paragraph 4:  Two possible places on the Internet to find out more about this topic (list and describe two good sources of primary documents about slavery) Paragraph 5:  Conclusions about primary documents offering researchers complete and conclusive information about this topic.

This assignment is due by end of the of the academic week, Week 2, by 11:30PM ET.