WPA Slave Narratives Paper Prompt-2.docx - WPA Slave Narratives Paper Prompt Proposal due Thursday November 2 2017 Final Paper due Thursday Paper Prompt

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WPA Slave Narratives Paper Prompt Proposal due Thursday, November 2, 2017 Final Paper due Thursday, November 16, 2017 Paper Prompt This semester, we have discussed the early life of African Americans. As we have seen, their experiences are diverse and complicated, based on their status as black and either enslaved or free. For this assignment, you will analyze and compare interviews done with former slaves in the 1930s as part of the Works Project Administration project. Based on these interviews, you will make an argument about the slave experience. You will then research and use secondary sources to back up your argument. Goals of the Assignment o To understand the experience of slavery from those who lived it o To engage with primary sources: oral history interviews o To use secondary sources to support an argument made about primary sources Assignment Expectations o Use of 3-5 interviews (primary sources) o Use of 2-3 secondary sources (either books or articles) o 1 page proposal: Identify your 3-5 interviews and 2-3 secondary sources and provide
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