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For your journal entry, reflect on the topics and concepts covered as part of the readings to this point and your reactions to these. What is familiar in the material and what is new based on what you have learned in this course? M2A3: The Journal Assignment Assignment 3: The Journal Assignment Starting this module, you will maintain a journal that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your reactions to the assigned readings and discussion each module. This…

What are your initial reactions to the topics discussed in the assigned readings? Did you experience any conflict with what you read in the assigned topics? M2A3: The Journal Assignment Assignment 3: The Journal Assignment Starting this module, you will maintain a journal that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your reactions to the assigned readings and discussion each module. This ungraded assignment will also serve as a platform to prepare for the LASA assignments due in Modules…

What within the readings was new to you or seemed to strike a response? How did this reading change your perspective regarding the experience of this population? M2A3: The Journal Assignment Assignment 3: The Journal Assignment Starting this module, you will maintain a journal that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your reactions to the assigned readings and discussion each module. This ungraded assignment will also serve as a platform to prepare for the LASA assignments due in…

M2A3: The Journal Assignment: Prediscussion M2A3: The Journal Assignment Assignment 3: The Journal Assignment Starting this module, you will maintain a journal that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your reactions to the assigned readings and discussion each module. This ungraded assignment will also serve as a platform to prepare for the LASA assignments due in Modules 3 and 5. This assignment will enable you to develop and express your growing understanding of the way groups have come…

Though not as dramatic as the inequality between slave and master, there are many ways that inequality remains in American life today. Where are such inequalities? Are they justified? Why or why not? M2A2: Assignment 2: Comparing Lives For this assignment, compare the lives of William Byrd and Olaudah Equiano. These are two very different experiences of early American life: one of relative luxury and ease and the other of bondage and slavery. How are the differences in these lives…

How are such radical differences in the conditions of life justified? In other words, how is such dramatic inequality accepted? M2A2: Assignment 2: Comparing Lives For this assignment, compare the lives of William Byrd and Olaudah Equiano. These are two very different experiences of early American life: one of relative luxury and ease and the other of bondage and slavery. How are the differences in these lives made manifest? How do these deep differences get articulated in how each writer…

Compare the lives of William Byrd and Olaudah Equiano M2A2: Assignment 2: Comparing Lives For this assignment, compare the lives of William Byrd and Olaudah Equiano. These are two very different experiences of early American life: one of relative luxury and ease and the other of bondage and slavery. How are the differences in these lives made manifest? How do these deep differences get articulated in how each writer views the world, his role in it, and his sense of…

M2A2: Assignment 2: Comparing Lives For this assignment, compare the lives of William Byrd and Olaudah Equiano. These are two very different experiences of early American life: one of relative luxury and ease and the other of bondage and slavery. How are the differences in these lives made manifest? How do these deep differences get articulated in how each writer views the world, his role in it, and his sense of himself as a person? Be sure to use material…

M2A1 Discussion - Justifying Oppression Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from your readings and research you completed this module. Do you agree with this criticism? Where in our current history are…

What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from…

How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from your readings and research you…

Where in our current history are similar attitudes expressed or reflected? Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from your readings and research you completed this module. Do you agree with this criticism?…

Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from your readings and research you completed this module. Do you agree with this criticism? Where in our current history are similar attitudes expressed or reflected?…

How does a culture or a nation claim legitimate ownership over property, land, or a nation? How is this legitimacy challenged? Assignment 3: Cultural Integration For this assignment, you are to reflect on this module’s readings and their articulation of the process of bringing two cultures together. Choose one of the historical documents from this module’s reading and discuss the kinds of claims made about the nature of immigration or cultural intermingling in the document. As you prepare your assignment,…

Are the goals of “civilizing” or spreading knowledge, religion, or some other value ever justified in terms of “conquering” or assimilating a culture? Assignment 3: Cultural Integration For this assignment, you are to reflect on this module’s readings and their articulation of the process of bringing two cultures together. Choose one of the historical documents from this module’s reading and discuss the kinds of claims made about the nature of immigration or cultural intermingling in the document. As you prepare…