YOU CAN ONLY USE THE NARRATIVES AS YOUR SOURCES. EACH NARRATIVE COUNTS AS AN INDIVIDUAL SOURCE. THE WRITER OF THE NARRATIVE WOULD BE YOU AUTHOR AND THE DATE OF THE INTERVIEW IS YOUR DATE.
In the 1930’s, different historians, folklorists, and others as a part of the Works Progress Administration, made a point to interview the aging population of black Americans who were alive before the Civil War and remembered slavery. They collected more than 2,300 narratives and memoirs called the WPA American Slave Narratives. They are available in their entirety on the Library of Congress’s website. I am providing you with 11 selections of men and women telling their stories about life before the Civil War. These selections can be found on the main Moodle course page titled “WPA Narrative” under this assignment.
Your assignment is to write a 3 page essay examining the narratives I have provided answering this question: in what ways were the roles of African American men significantly different from the roles of African American women before the Civil War?
There are many ways to approach this essay, but my recommendation is to approach the topic thematically. Pick 2-3 themes, like family, work, or health, etc., create an argument and use the sources to support your argument.
Students will be evaluated on their thesis, their ability to use the sources to support their thesis, their overall comprehensive approach to the topic, as well as their clarity of writing.
Mechanics / Professionalism measures your ability to communicate effectively. To earn full credit your contributions must be written in a professional manner, be free of grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors, and citation of source/s is in APA style.
i have provided narratives for you to use as your sources. However, if this is not enough, please contact me and let me know and i will be sure to send more to you. I have also attached a word document which has the rubric for this assignment. This is a senior high school paper so it needs to be decently well done if that is not a problem. Thank you.