Examine the Library of Congress’ “Born in Slavery” database: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/. Use the keyword search box to locate narratives or browse by narrator or state. Clicking on the author’s name takes you to a page with some information about the interview. To read the narrative itself, you must click on “View this item” near the top of the page. Use the keyword search box to locate narratives that will allow you to answer the questions/write your paper.
Select eight narratives that will help you write your Reconstruction paper (see below)
In addition to these materials, use Chapter 17 in your textbook, Out of Many, Vol. 2, lectures, “Aftershock” and your previous Bb assignments to help you. And four additional newspaper articles from the research database “American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals: 1866-1877” located through the Ellis Library (in Research Databases section) web site.
Respond in writing to the following questions:
- What indicated that there were significant differences in the lives of people of color in the South after the Civil War?
What indicated that little had changed?
Make sure your responses
a.) reflect what you have learned from the text, documentary, and lectures, and
b.) reflect what you have learned from the narratives and your original research.
Use the Chicago Manual of Style system for your end notes.
Your papers should be a minimum of 1,200 words (plus notes, 12-point type and 1-inch margins).