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The Gen. Ed. Essay asks you to consider a single era in the African American exp

The Gen. Ed. Essay asks you to consider a single era in the African American experience and evaluate the themes of oppression and resiliency during that time.
INSTRUCTIONS
Read carefully this primary source document: Mary Reynolds Interview and write a well-organized essay that analyses the significant historical or contemporary issue, idea, movement, event, institution, or societies it discusses. You should completely answer each of the following questions:
1. Construct a thesis (central or main argument), using specific details from the primary source (s) document to support that thesis.
2. Who wrote this document, when was it written, why was it written, and who was the intended audience? What core historical concepts relating to African or African American studies are discussed in this document? Be specific and identify terms and concepts we have learned in the course
3. Critically analyze the perspectives (unspoken “cultural assumptions”) the author brought to his/her subject. What in the author’s background or experience produced that mindset?
4. What does this document reveal about the social, political, economic problems, progress, or promise of African or African American peoples or societies during the period in which it was produced?
5. To what extent does this document debunk or extend the historical or contemporary stereotypes, misconceptions, and misrepresentations about Africans or African-Americans as discussed in class? What is the significance of this document in understanding issues surrounding African or African American peoples and societies?
REQUIREMENTS
1. The paper should be 3-4 pages in length, typewritten(Times New Roman font), double-spaced and paginated.
2. The paper should have a title.
3. The paper should contain a clear statement of thesis, which should be included in the introduction, followed by a narrative that explicates the thesis, concluding with summation or restatement of the thesis.
4. The paper should be free of grammatical, spelling and syntactical errors.
5. The paper should contain at least 4 different quotes from the primary source (s) provided.
6. The paper should avoid plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional. In general, both ideas and language (wording) taken from another writer must be properly acknowledged and cited. Language borrowed from a source must be placed in quotation marks.
7. Use the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Your Endnotes should be numbered sequentially throughout your paper in Arabic numerals. Numbers must be embedded automatically in the text (i.e. if endnotes are added or deleted the numbers change automatically).

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African Studies

The Gen. Ed. Essay asks you to consider a single era in the African American exp

The Gen. Ed. Essay asks you to consider a single era in the African American experience and evaluate the themes of oppression and resiliency during that time.
INSTRUCTIONS
Read carefully this primary source document: Mary Reynolds Interview and write a well-organized essay that analyses the significant historical or contemporary issue, idea, movement, event, institution, or societies it discusses. You should completely answer each of the following questions:
1. Construct a thesis (central or main argument), using specific details from the primary source (s) document to support that thesis.
2. Who wrote this document, when was it written, why was it written, and who was the intended audience? What core historical concepts relating to African or African American studies are discussed in this document? Be specific and identify terms and concepts we have learned in the course
3. Critically analyze the perspectives (unspoken “cultural assumptions”) the author brought to his/her subject. What in the author’s background or experience produced that mindset?
4. What does this document reveal about the social, political, economic problems, progress, or promise of African or African American peoples or societies during the period in which it was produced?
5. To what extent does this document debunk or extend the historical or contemporary stereotypes, misconceptions, and misrepresentations about Africans or African-Americans as discussed in class? What is the significance of this document in understanding issues surrounding African or African American peoples and societies?
REQUIREMENTS
1. The paper should be 3-4 pages in length, typewritten(Times New Roman font), double-spaced and paginated.
2. The paper should have a title.
3. The paper should contain a clear statement of thesis, which should be included in the introduction, followed by a narrative that explicates the thesis, concluding with summation or restatement of the thesis.
4. The paper should be free of grammatical, spelling and syntactical errors.
5. The paper should contain at least 4 different quotes from the primary source (s) provided.
6. The paper should avoid plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional. In general, both ideas and language (wording) taken from another writer must be properly acknowledged and cited. Language borrowed from a source must be placed in quotation marks.
7. Use the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Your Endnotes should be numbered sequentially throughout your paper in Arabic numerals. Numbers must be embedded automatically in the text (i.e. if endnotes are added or deleted the numbers change automatically).

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This is a list of sources with a short paragraph (2-3 sentences) describing the work, its argument, its relevance, and any other useful information that you can fit.

I would like for you to write an annotated bibliography. This is a list of sources with a short paragraph (2-3 sentences) describing the work, its argument, its relevance, and any other useful information that you can fit. I would like for you to use 5 sources for this and all of those sources should be either a book, a journal article, or a website that uses actual citations.

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This paper must be four full pages (does not include your cover page and your references page).

Hello, I have attached the instructions.
This paper must be four full pages (does not include your cover page and your References page).

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What are some similarities between get out and nope? (not including casting)

Compare and contrast the themes and events in Jordan Peele’s films Get Out and Nope. Their differences may be easier to see at first glance, but they also have some striking similarities. Be sure to write your essay in full sentences, not bullet points, addressing the prompts:
Address each of the prompts below for full credit on this essay.
Use at least two examples from the films to support your thoughts on each part of the prompt.
What is the primary message in Get Out?
What is the primary message in Nope?
What are the major differences between Get Out and Nope?
What are some similarities between Get Out and Nope? (not including casting)
I will attach the slides to help with this assignment

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Don’t worry if you start out with one argument and realize partway through that it’s not a good argument–or that you were wrong–that’s part of the process.

1) Your topic can be anything that touches on African American history, such as politics, sports, fashion, science, media, education, music, freedom struggles, culture, art, etc. If you are concerned about whether your topic is acceptable, please message me and I’ll let you know
2) Your argument is a statement or claim. For example, “Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist” is not an argument, it is a statement of fact. However, the statement “People have written more about Frederick Douglass’s work as an abolitionist than about his work as the Ambassador to Haiti.” This is an argument that you support with evidence. For instance, you could look up Frederick Douglass in 19th century newspapers and demonstrate that there were more articles about his abolition work than his diplomatic work. Your argument should also be narrow enough that you can support it with evidence. For example, “Slavery was dehumanizing for African-descended people” is an argument, but one that is so broad as to be difficult to fit into 10-12 pages. Ideally, you would narrow this down to something more specific. For example, “African American men and women had different experiences of the dehumanizing effects of slavery,” and then go on to explain what those differences were and why they mattered.
In each case, the argument should make a claim that you can support with evidence–that means primary and secondary sources. Don’t worry if you start out with one argument and realize partway through that it’s not a good argument–or that you were wrong–that’s part of the process. It’s ok for your argument to change as you learn more about your topic.
3) For this assignment, your sources should be cited in the Chicago Format (this link from VCU is helpful https://history.vcu.edu/current-students/student-resources/chicago-style-citation-for-historians/Links to an external site.). These sources should relate to your topic and offer evidence that you think will help your argument. You must have at least one primary source. If you have more than three sources, that’s ok, please list them.

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Don’t worry if you start out with one argument and realize partway through that it’s not a good argument–or that you were wrong–that’s part of the process.

1) Your topic can be anything that touches on African American history, such as politics, sports, fashion, science, media, education, music, freedom struggles, culture, art, etc. If you are concerned about whether your topic is acceptable, please message me and I’ll let you know
2) Your argument is a statement or claim. For example, “Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist” is not an argument, it is a statement of fact. However, the statement “People have written more about Frederick Douglass’s work as an abolitionist than about his work as the Ambassador to Haiti.” This is an argument that you support with evidence. For instance, you could look up Frederick Douglass in 19th century newspapers and demonstrate that there were more articles about his abolition work than his diplomatic work. Your argument should also be narrow enough that you can support it with evidence. For example, “Slavery was dehumanizing for African-descended people” is an argument, but one that is so broad as to be difficult to fit into 10-12 pages. Ideally, you would narrow this down to something more specific. For example, “African American men and women had different experiences of the dehumanizing effects of slavery,” and then go on to explain what those differences were and why they mattered.
In each case, the argument should make a claim that you can support with evidence–that means primary and secondary sources. Don’t worry if you start out with one argument and realize partway through that it’s not a good argument–or that you were wrong–that’s part of the process. It’s ok for your argument to change as you learn more about your topic.
3) For this assignment, your sources should be cited in the Chicago Format (this link from VCU is helpful https://history.vcu.edu/current-students/student-resources/chicago-style-citation-for-historians/Links to an external site.). These sources should relate to your topic and offer evidence that you think will help your argument. You must have at least one primary source. If you have more than three sources, that’s ok, please list them.

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What kind of work you are expected to do

You will then write your own slave narratives as a slave from the region of Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, North/South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi, researching for historical accuracy and incorporating elements of the slave narrative genre to demonstrate understanding. Your slave narrative will actively reflect experiences encountered while escaping from slavery. This assignment is worth thirty-five points.
Discuss entries found in a diary: events (big and small–community, family and personal), emotional responses, thoughts, questions, goals, dreams, plans. Please note that a diary is usually very personal, and therefore presents the personality of the writer.
Create a “slave persona” for yourself and include the following:Name, gender, age
What kind of a household you live in
What kind of a person or family owns you
What kind of work you are expected to do
Any relatives you may have–do you live with those relatives?
Anything else that might be important
Be sure to address the event/circumstances surrounding your escape and process.
Must be three pages typed single-spaced with Times New Roman font.
Learning outcomes
Students will:
Be introduced to slave narratives, an influential genre in American literature.
Recognize and analyze the characteristics of slave narratives.
Gain a more historically accurate understanding of slavery.

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Every writing reflection should be at minimum 200-250 words.

Every writing reflection should be at minimum 200-250 words.
The Remaking of American History
In 2015, the state of Texas published social studies textbooks that described American slavery as a an “upside” institution for the Southern economy and African American Culture and even stated that the relationship between African Slaves and their white slaver owners wasn’t all horrendous. In fact, African slaves are referred to as “migrated workers,” that according to a Texas social studies textbook “reported that their masters treated them kindly” although “Whippings, brandings, and even worse of torture was all part of American slavery?” (Textbooks was revised the following year.)
How does the film 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti, Stono Rebellion, Seminoles Wars and other Slave Risings from 1760 -1850 in North America speak to that narrative? If Africans were content with their enslavement, why do we have so many runaways and slaves insurrections stories like Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey, Harriet Tubman and the Haiti Revolution?

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Learning goal: i’m working on a african studies discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a african studies discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Why is slavery such an emotive issue? Who do you think should be held responsible?
Need good explanation 500 words