History 221 – African American History Before 1877
Historical Topic Paper
Writing assignment #1:
Write a 3 page paper with a title page and bibliography following the format used by your major or department: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Kate L. Turabian’s Manual, and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS).
You must have at least three sources and as many primary sources as you can find.
YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES!
Save your paper in WORD document as (LastnameHIST221shortpaper1).
Write a 3 page paper with a cover letter and bibliography.
The topic for your paper:
Compare and contrast two slave narratives from two different states.
Remember to explain what details and experiences these ex-slaves gave in describing the institution of slavery and the practice of slavery. Compare the two narratives for similarities and differences.
You must use the slave narrative site and reference both narratives in your paper
The link to where the narratives are: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/title.html
You must have at least two sources from the Slave Narrative site. You must use the Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Kate L. Turabian’s Manual, and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)style of your major. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES!
Summary: summarize your paper in the last paragraph.
The paper MUST be typed in Microsoft word using Times New Roman font (12), double spaced, with the preset margins. Students must submit the historical topic paper no later than Sunday by midnight at the end of week three.
Also note your paper will be submitted to the TURNITIN web program to check it for issues of plagiarism.
Late papers will not be accepted. No exceptions!
Two options to read the narrative:
When you go this link: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/title.html
You will click on a narrative: here is an example:
Each narratives have two options (Audio) and (Transcription)
Results 1-2 of 2 for Interview with Aunt Harriet Smith, Hempstead, Texas, 1941 part 1 of 4
Page 1 of 1
|1.||Interview with Aunt Harriet Smith, Hempstead, Texas, 1941 (part 1 of 4)|
|2.||Interview with Aunt Harriet Smith, Hempstead, Texas, 1941 (part 1 of 4) (Transcription)|
Pick Transcription: Interview with Aunt Harriet Smith, Hempstead, Texas, 1941 (part 1 of 4) (Transcription)
In that option you will see an option called : VIEW TEXT….click on that option to read the interview
now you can read the entire interview…
Hope that helps…do not strain your ears and but hearing the ex-slaves in their own voice is very powerful and moving…
Go to the Resource area of the class and select Assignment 1 narrative folder to search for the interview you would like to read. In this resource folder the narratives are listed by state not person.
- docx(28 KB)
- How to cite sources.pdf (105 KB)