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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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Why is slavery such an emotive issue? Who do you think should be held responsible?

Why is slavery such an emotive issue? Who do you think should be held responsible?
Need good explanation 500 words

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What are the factors that led to the Berlin conference 1882 of the partition of Africa?

What are the factors that led to the Berlin conference 1882 of the partition of Africa?

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Why is africa poor

Why is africa poor

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Hurricane katrina, 2005 – a day that shook the world:

Reaction Paper :
Describe and discuss one development-induced population displacement. A reaction paper, like a class participation paper, is your response to the lecture, assigned reading(s)
and at least one assigned documentary on Youtube. The reaction paper requires you to acquire
important information about the reading(s), the lecture and documentary before providing and
supporting your opinion on the subject under investigation/discussion. You are required to
reference the lecture, readings and the documentary. Of course, if there is no assigned reading, you
may provide your own readings and reference them.
-The context: provide a background information about the theme/topic.
-Thesis statement: you must include a thesis statement or the major points you are reacting to at
the beginning of your reaction paper.
-A brief information about the reading, lecture and the documentary
Youtube
Fleeing Climate Change—the real environmental disaster
Meet America’s First Climate Change Refugees
Discourse on Development, Displacement and Human Rights Concerns
Documentary Film on Resettlement from the Limpopo National Park: Orphans of the Land
Climate Refugees in Bangladesh
Development-Induced Migration: Livelihood and ADVASIS
Development Induced Development in Malaysia
Doomed by displacement: A short film on the displaced affected by Hirakud Dam
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 – A Day that shook the world:
Escaping Environmental change:
Climate change, migration and environmental refugees:
Over one million environmental refugees in India:
Learning Objectives

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You are to write at least 500 and no more than 1000 words as if you were a person from 1867 responding to Frederick Douglass’s December piece in The Atlantic. Your response can be to praise Douglass, to argue with him, to criticize his reasoning, or anything in between, but what is important is that you write as if you were someone from the nineteenth century commenting on Reconstruction, post-war politics, and the role of the U.S. Congress in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War.

You are to write at least 500 and no more than 1000 words as if you were a person from 1867 responding to Frederick Douglass’s December piece in The Atlantic. Your response can be to praise Douglass, to argue with him, to criticize his reasoning, or anything in between, but what is important is that you write as if you were someone from the nineteenth century commenting on Reconstruction, post-war politics, and the role of the U.S. Congress in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War.
What do you think should be done? What steps do you recommend the Congress takes? How can potential problems be addressed?

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interrogate the impact of slavery on the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants

This week you will interrogate the impact of slavery on the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants. Please answer the following questions:
1. Reading the life stories of Frederick Douglass and William Green what forms of resistance did you witness in their engagement with the slave system and their slave masters? How did this resistance impact larger society during this period?
2. Watch the following video and provide your analysis of the impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and slavery on society today.

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How did the BPP impact the evolution of Black Studies and community power in Oakland?

1. What are your initial thoughts about this video?
2. Identify the key objectives of the Black Panther Party?
3. How did the BPP impact the evolution of Black Studies and community power in Oakland?

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a african studies discussion question and need an

Learning Goal: I’m working on a african studies discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Please answer at least 1 the following:1 – In 1852, Douglass wrote: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July”. In this letter, he stated, “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelly to which he is the constant victim” (p. 6). Please explain what he meant by this and explain how this could still be relevant for the Black community today.2 – According to the reading: American Indian Constitutions and Their Influence on the United States Constitution, How did indigenous people help shape the constitution?3 – Who is Dred Scott and what was his case about?You will be expected to post an original (250 – 300 words) response that includes at least 2 APA in-text citations for a bulleted question or response prompt.
Not meeting word count or having at least 2 APA in-text citations will result in points deductions.In-Text Citations: The Basics // Purdue Writing Lab
Requirements: 250-300 words

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What is resistance, defiance, and opposition?Who defines it and for whom?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a african studies multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Define what it means to you to resist and therefore exercise resistance in a multitude of ways. Consider the following: What is resistance, defiance, and opposition?Who defines it and for whom? What does resisting look, sound, feel, taste, or smell like in your opinion? Is it permanent, fleeting, sporadic or random, situational, visceral, external or internal? How did/do you act when you are resisting?What the power of resistance is or is not in the world–both its possibilities and limitations.DO NOT provide a generic dictionary based description or explanation of what resistance, defiance and/or opposition means
Requirements: 600 words   |   .doc file