Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century

Topic: chapter 5 “Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century 1701-1770” and chapter 6 “The British Empire and Colonial Crisis 1754-1775”

 

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Text Book : The American Promise: A History of the United States to 1877 | Volume 1| Seventh Edition | Value Edition Authors: James L. Roark, Michael P. Johnson, Patricia Cline Cohen, Sarah Stage, Susan M. Hartmann [READ CHAPTER 5 + 6]: Before you start this assignment, it is important for you to review and complete reading chapter 5 “Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century 1701-1770” and chapter 6 “The British Empire and Colonial Crisis 1754-1775” in the class textbook and understand the historical context of the American Revolution. Assignment Instructions: [WATCH and REVIEW TWO VIDEO SOURCES]: Once you have read chapter 5 “Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century 1701-1770” and chapter 6 “The British Empire and Colonial Crisis 1754-1775,” please review the following two video sources and examine the role of the slave trade and how it contributed to the formation of the America, and how the American Revolution inspired African slaves and their descendants to fight and gain their freedom. Primary Resource #1: 1. Olaudah Equiano Describes the Middle Passage, 1789 (Links to an external site.) Secondary Resource #1 (duration: 1 hour and 11 minutes) 1. Marcus Rediker’s Lecture on the Slave Trade (2010) (Links to an external site.) Secondary Resource #2 (duration: 55 minutes) available on Youtube (Links to an external site.), Vimeo (Links to an external site.), Itunes (Links to an external site.), Google Play (Links to an external site.), Amazon) (Links to an external site.) 2. Slavery and the Making of America: Liberty is in the Air (2005) (Links to an external site.) [ASSESS AND SYNTHESIZE]: Now that you have done the reading and examine the secondary resources, it is time to assess and synthesize what you have learned in the module. To complete this assignment, please write an essay (minimum of 500 words) that answers all of the following questions with specific and detailed supporting evidences from the sources: What were the two factors that made slavery possible? Why is it so hard for Americans today to talk about slavery –especially after September 11, 2001? How many voyages occurred during the trans-Atlantic slave trade? How many people were shipped and delivered to the Americas? Where were the majority of slaves sold to? Describe the conditions upon the slave ship? What instruments and methods were used to control and enslave Africans on the ship? What were some of the ways in which slaves resisted their captors on the slave ship? Once on the plantation, what were some of the methods and ways in which slaves resisted/fought back against their masters’ autonomy? What was the most common method of resistance? How was possible that illiterate slaves became expose to the ideals of freedom, natural rights, and equality from the American Revolution? What impact did the American Revolution have on slaves in their quest for freedom? Do you think it is correct to describe slavery as a crime against humanity? [PROOFREAD THEN SUBMIT ESSAY] before you submit your essay, do not forget to proofread your paper and make sure your essay is organized and answers all of the critical thinking questions above. When you are ready to submit your essay, click on the upload assignment to begin the submission process and submit your essay before the due date.