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Frederick Douglass Essay

24 Oct

History 130

Frederick Douglass Essay
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LATE PAPERS DEDUCTED .10 POINTS PER MINUTE LATE
The final draft of your essay is worth 95 points. In a carefully crafted essay, you will evaluate
Frederick Douglass’s
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, as well as
additional sources, to place slavery in the United States within a historical context. The paper
should be: 4-6 pages, double-spaced, MLA or Chicago Style, 12 pt Times New Roman.
Your essay must follow the following format:
– Introduction paragraph (consisting of an opening line/attention getter, main points to be
discussed, and a thesis)
– Body paragraphs (discussing main points presented in the introduction paragraph supported by
evidence)
– Concluding paragraph (summarizing main points, restating thesis, and a final statement)
Choose one of the following topics:
1. Discuss the dehumanization of the slave in America. What methods were used? How did
Frederick Douglass resist these methods of dehumanization? Additionally, what does Douglass
maintain about the dehumanization of slavery in regards to whites? Be sure to cite specific
examples from the Douglass book, as well as at least two other class sources, which can include:
the textbook (
Give me Liberty! Eric Foner), Going to the Source readings, assigned online
readings, and/or lectures.
2. Throughout this course we have examined primary sources, asking ourselves the historical
questions of “Who? What? When? Where? and Why?” in order to better analyze historical
documents and place them within historical context. In regards to Douglass’s narrative, carefully
examine
why you believe he wrote it. Who was he writing it for and what was the narrative’s
purpose?
Be sure to cite specific examples from the Douglass book, as well as at least two other
class sources, which can include: the textbook (
Give me Liberty! Eric Foner), Going to the
Source
readings, assigned online readings, and/or lectures.
3. Examine the shifting meaning and importance of education to Douglass in the
Narrative and
consider how Douglass
ultimately viewed education. Be sure to cite specific examples from the
Douglass book, as well as at least two other class sources, which can include: the textbook
(
Give me Liberty! Eric Foner), Going to the Source readings, assigned online readings, and/or
lectures.
Writing and Reading Center
We all need another set of eyes to review our written work (your professor included), so why not
utilize this fabulous FREE resource on campus? They can even offer tutoring services online! I
highly recommend each and every one of you visit the Writing and Reading Center.
Location: LLRC (Library)
Website: http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/student-services/tutoring/writing-andreading-center
Helpful writing resources:
http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/student-services/tutoring/writing-and-readingcenter/writing-and-reading-resources
and:
http://www.mtsac.edu/writingcenter/handouts.html

 
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