History 103 - Position Paper

History 103 - Position Paper - Q Was the status of Anthony...

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History 103: American History to 1865 Spring, 2007 Position Paper: Due date – April 18 by 3:00 pm The position paper will focus on T.H. Breen & Stephen Innes’, “ Myne Owne Ground” . The aim of the position paper is to develop a robust, but reasoned discussion concerning the standing of free Africans in 17 th century Virginia. To achieve its aim, the paper should be clear, concise and sharply focused. Assessment is based on the style and effectiveness of the argument. The required length is 2 to 3 pages (double-spaced, word-processed text). For your position paper, answer the following question and argue your point persuasively, with supportive evidence from the text.
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Unformatted text preview: Q. Was the status of Anthony Johnson and the other free Africans in the Tidewater counties of Virginia a historical oddity? Important points to keep in mind:-Avoid colloquial expressions, passive voice, slang and first person statements. -Your conclusion should summarize your argument briefly, but to be effective it should also include comments on the wider significance of the issues you have been discussing. -Your paper should develop an argument and critically analyze the issues rather than simply narrating facts. Students are encouraged to meet with me while developing and writing this paper....
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