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Which parts of the enslaved person’s experiences resonated with you and why?

https://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/jacobs/jacobs.html
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Harriet Jacobs, a.k.a. Linda Brent, focuses on the difficulties of holding enslaved people to the same moral code as other Christians. Using quotations from the text, find examples of how she tries to uphold Christian values only to be thwarted by her vulnerabilities as an enslaved person. Also, explain how she attempts to create a moral code in the face of these challenges.
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Today, we conclude our final slave narrative. Reading these accounts can be overwhelming. For this discussion post, share your personal reactions to the following questions:
Which parts of the enslaved person’s experiences resonated with you and why?
What do you admire about these writers?
In what ways have their accounts changed your thinking about certain aspects of United States history?

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Find examples in the text where these characters highlight how difficult it is to maintain their sense of self in this antebellum world.

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Kindred is a neo-slave narrative, which is a fictitious work emulating the slave narrative. One of the advantages to this genre is that it can use third-person omniscient narration, thereby relaying the thoughts and feelings of all persons involved rather than just being limited to the first person point of view used in the autobiographical slave narrative. For this discussion post, address this prompt:
How do we see Rufus becoming more and more like a man of his time (and, to some extent, like his father)? Use quotations that illustrate the repeated idea in the slave narratives that slavery corrupts the (Christian) enslavers and their children, especially sons.
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Butler adds an interesting perspective on race relations today by showing how an interracial couple in the 1970s might respond in different ways to the norms in antebellum slave-holding America. Despite knowing everything that they know about the future, Dana and Kevin struggle with their places in society when they go back in time. Find examples in the text where these characters highlight how difficult it is to maintain their sense of self in this antebellum world. Explain how they respond to these challenges.
Note: Kindred revisits subjects brought up in most of the slave narratives that we’ve read, including how to track down a freedom seeker (referred to at the time as a runaway slave or fugitive) and different types of punishments enslaved Africans were subject to. Here are some links to provide more information on these facets:
Runaway slave advertisements in Maryland
Go to this link: http://slavery2.msa.maryland.gov/pages/Search.aspx
Select Advanced Search. Then select “Runaway ads” under Record Type and select a specific county. In some cases, you cannot see a picture of the ad, but you should be able to see a brief description. You will need to click Details or Open Pop Up to find out if a link to the ad is available.

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Or was it a or a series of specific events?

Please pick just one of the following questions to respond to in a long-answer reflection. The rubric guidelines are below the questions:
The Roman Empire flourished under a direct dictatorship. How?
Rome borrowed heavily from Greek culture, where are these influences most evident?
How does the treatment of slaves in Rome differ from the treatment of slaves in [Greece, Africa, Central and South America, America before the Civil War]?
Christianity would not be as pronounced today if Rome hadn’t adapted it, Agree or disagree?
Was Rome’s downfall simply a matter of time? Or was it a or a series of specific events?
Please note:
You may need to draw from other online resources to fully respond to whichever essay question you choose from the list above. You may use as many outside sources as you wish, just be sure to cite them.
Rubric:
Minimum of 5 paragraphs for this long-answer reflection – 5 points per paragraph (25 points)
Times New Roman, 12 inch font, double-spaced (25 points)
One of the listed essay questions is answered (25 points)
Minimum of 3 sources are cited in MLA format to support your reflection (25 points

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In 1,000 words or less, identify a theme that emerges from the german soldiers’ letters you have read.

In 1,000 words or less, identify a theme that emerges from the German soldiers’ letters you have read.
In your introduction, (1) tell the reader what the theme is that you are discussing in your paper, and (2) provide a brief context to the letters (when were they written, what was going on then, why were they written and by whom?) You are not required to have a thesis statement (argument) although you may include one if you wish.
In the body of the paper, explain what the letters tell us about the theme you’ve chosen, making sure to use specific quotations from each letter as well as paraphrasing the letters’ contents. Be attentive to similarities and differences in the letters. Each paragraph should focus on one aspect of the theme, or sub-theme.
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In this unit, you read about slavery and the middle passage.

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of history (e.g. letters, artifacts, skeletal remains, medical records, photographs, etc.) that come directly from the historical period one is studying. In this unit, you read about slavery and the Middle Passage.
After reading Olaudah Equiano’s description aboard a slave ship in the link below (a primary source, since he was there), write a 350-word MLA-styled essay that answers the following question:
What is the main point that Equiano wanted the reader of this passage to understand? Was there anything specific about the slave experience? Explain your answer and support it with examples.
Primary Source:
https://www.americanyawp.com/reader/british-north-america/olaudah-equiano-describes-the-middle-passage-1789/
Read chapters 3-4 from the textbook:
Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty! Volume 1, Seagull/6th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2020.

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Evaluate the extent to which the seven years’ war (french and indian war, 1754–1763) marked a turning point in american relations with great britain, analyzing what changed and what stayed the same from the period before the war to the period after it.

Evaluate the extent to which the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War, 1754–1763) marked a turning point in American relations with Great Britain, analyzing what changed and what stayed the same from the period before the war to the period after it.
Outline to follow: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x-ANgnWmg8Q7P417HkWUcqHODW9AjYc58Kos2FT6d_8/edit

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The choice is up to you, but you must be able to convince the reader of its significance.

In two around 750 words write a book review of With the Old Breed. You are to use the book in order to explore an aspect of United States history between 1941 and 1945. This requirement does not mean you write a summary of the book nor are you simply giving your reaction to it. The end of the essay by Richard Hofstadter discusses Roosevelt’s wartime leadership (pp. 446-59) and you can compare Roosevelt’s ambitions for the future: “During the 1944 campaign he talked of guaranteeing broad security and welfare to the people…” with the experiences of the soldier’s thousands of miles away.[1]You can also use the opening section of Robert Dallek’s essay on President Truman’s foreign policy to evaluate how the war dispelled Americans’ ignorance of the wider world. Alternatively, you can identify a topic that E.B. Sledge writes about in With the Old Breed, examples that come to mind include the attitudes to the Japanese (you could contrast or compare race and ethnicity with the Irish Americans in Erin’s Daughters and/or African Americans in Steel Drivin’ Man); the relationship of the home and military fronts; attitudes toward the military and war; the reconciliation of equality and chain of command; the experience and intensity of warfare; the role of technology; the contingent or inevitable outcome of the fighting. The choice is up to you, but you must be able to convince the reader of its significance.
BOOK: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E. B. Sledge
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00W06Y6DE

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But by 1869 (the year of douglass’s speech) railroad jobs became fewer and chinese workers went to cities such as san francisco and los angeles to seek work.

use more sources if needed
For the first paper, please analyze and interpret the speech delivered in Boston in 1869 by Frederick Douglass titled “The Composite Nation” in Foner, Voices of Freedom.
In the mid-nineteenth century thousand of immigrants from China came to the United States every year. Most worked low-wage jobs which white Americans refused to do, especially the railroads. But by 1869 (the year of Douglass’s speech) railroad jobs became fewer and Chinese workers went to cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles to seek work. Competing with white laborers aggravated racial tensions and led to a series of race riots.
Frederick Douglass was an Abolitionist and former slave who gained his freedom in the 1820s and dedicated his life to ending slavery. Having contributed to the ending of slavery, equal protection for black men, and the right to vote for black men, Douglass continued to work at attaining equality for African Americans. But he also lent his assistance to other movements for social and political justice, especially women and immigrants.
Why does Douglass feel the need to support the cause of Chinese immigrants?
What does he mean by describing the United States as a “composite nation”?
Why did Douglass’ views on immigrants contradict the general views that most white Americans held in the years after the Civil War?
For the paper it is absolutely imperative that you cite your sources using one of the acceptable academic citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), and that the citations are correct. If you fail to submit a paper with citations you will fail the assignment. You must cite your sources.
Your paper must be submitted to Turnitin. There is a link to upload your paper at the bottom of this page.
The paper must include the following:
A descriptive title.
A thesis statement and an argument. Do not simply summarize or describe the sources. Provide an analysis of the meaning and significance of the texts. In other words, form an interpretation of the texts.
Provide evidence from the text to support your thesis statement. The evidence must come from the text itself.
Use in-text or inline citations with a works cited page or bibliography at the end of your paper.
750-1250 words (a minimum of 3 full pages, roughly, 3-5 pages).
10 or 12-point readable font, double-spaced, with 1” margins

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What did king phillip’s war, bacon’s rebellion, and the salem witch trials have in common?

Write a 500-word MLA-style essay that answers the following question:
What did King Phillip’s War, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the Salem Witch Trials have in common? In what ways did they represent a widespread crisis in British North America in the late seventeenth century?
Essay assignments should conform to MLA format (Links to an external site.) and cite the associated reading/resource.
Use a 12-point font.
Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments.
Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.)
It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file.
Read chapters 3-4 from the textbook:
Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty! Volume 1, Seagull/6th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2020.

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I am a cristian–interested in how this influenced politics or politics influence society, etc

https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/dates/
For the question “why you chose this article,” here are some things about me that could possibly be written as an influence of the choice of the article just in case:
Birthday: 11/23
I am Hispanic–interested in how life in texas was back then for Hispanics, etc.
I am a Cristian–interested in how this influenced politics or politics influence society, etc