Arnesen, Black Protest and the Great Migration: A Brief History with Documents
Choose at least two primary source documents from the book to be the basis for your paper. The two documents must have some noticeable differences in their points of view or the kinds of arguments that they use. For best results, choose two authors who you might expect to come with different perspectives on the same events. (For example, an older woman who migrated across the country versus a young man who remained in the South.)
Using specific quotes and paraphrases from the primary source documents in the book, compare and contrast these two points of view about any of the main issues from the Arnesen book (your choice; examples of “main issues”: race relations, migration, regional differences, economic opportunity, economic hardship, etc.) Describe what the two sources have in common and how they differ, and give some overall explanation about why they differ (or why they’re similar). You must have a clearly articulated thesis for the paper by the end of the first paragraph, and make sure that the rest of the paper supports the thesis statement.
Be sure that all information from the book is cited properly in footnotes.
Answers the assignment
For example: Does the essay address the specific essay assignment for this course? Is the essay of sufficient length to answer the assignment? Is this essay clearly written by this student for this assignment?
Thesis and argument
Clear, specific, argument appropriate to the assignment; argument sustained throughout and supported by the structure of the essay.
Formal writing required; none of the following: overgeneralization, personal language, informal language, overuse of passive verbs, etc.
Uses examples appropriate for the assignment Quotes and paraphrases appropriately Complete citations where needed
Total Points: 100