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WPA Slave Narratives Paper PromptProposal due Thursday, November 2, 2017Final Paper due Thursday, November 16, 2017Paper PromptThis semester, we have discussed the early life of African Americans. As we have seen, theirexperiences are diverse and complicated, based on their status as black and either enslaved or free. Forthis assignment, you will analyze and compare interviews done with former slaves in the 1930s as part ofthe Works Project Administration project. Based on these interviews, you will make an argument aboutthe slave experience. You will then research and use secondary sources to back up your argument.Goals of the AssignmentoTo understand the experience of slavery from those who lived itoTo engage with primary sources: oral history interviewsoTo use secondary sources to support an argument made about primary sourcesAssignment ExpectationsoUse of 3-5 interviews (primary sources)oUse of 2-3 secondary sources (either books or articles)o1 page proposal: Identify your 3-5 interviews and 2-3 secondary sources and provide
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