The Infortunate

4 pages essay

 

Topic:

William Moraley saw the British colonies from the perspective of a poor laborer.

What was life like for bound servants and poor free workers in the colonies?

Why did individuals in Moraley’s circumstances face a difficult time gaining a hold on prosperity?

 

 

Content :

You should base your argument primarily on the text of Moraley’s account itself. By that I mean that you should not base your argument (or the examples you use to buttress your argument) on the Editor’s introduction to The Infortunate . Likewise, although you draw upon the Liberty, Equality, Power textbook or my lectures to help support your argument, you should focus most heavily on moraley’s account of his own journey.

 

Length :

Your paper should be four pages. This is a maximum, not a minimum. Although your TA may choose to read more than 4 pp. If you exceed the maximum length, s/he is only obligated to read the first 4 pp. of your paper.

 

Citation style:

You should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

Points will be deducted if you fail to use the correct citation style.

You can find general guidelines here

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

 

Book: The first time you cite a book you want to use Author First Name Author Last Name, Full Book Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Page Number.

 

Article: The first time you cite an article you will use Author First Name Author Last Name, “Article Full Title,” Journal Full Title Volume (Year):Pages Cited.

 

 

 

This essay must includes

 

You should sum up your argument in a concise thesis statement at the end of your opening paragraph.

 

 

Your paper should end with a conclusion that sums up your argument for the reader in a nice package—sort of like the bow on a present. You should not introduce evidence or make new arguments in your concluding paragraph. You should reserve that for the introduction or body of the paper.

 

 

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