Paper 1 – rough draft due 20 FeB 2019
The beginning of European settlement of the Americas from 1492 was marked by an extensive demand for labor. As we have discussed, the earliest forms of labor involved both coerced labor and forms of indentured servitude that utilized the work of Europeans, Native Americans and African peoples. By the late 1600s, this fluid labor arrangement became more restrictive and formalized, with a form of racially (African) based slavery imposed in North America. What factors contributed to this development? How and why did this transformation occur?
Times New Roman, 12-point font
A title that reflects the topic or your argument
Upload to Canvas as a .doc or .docx file
Bring two hard copies to class on 20th for peer review
Evidence and outlining
What factors led to the change in the dominant labor system (from a society with slaves to slave societies)?
Amount of indentured servants went down
Labor that indentured servants did changed…less agricultural labor
Native Americans resisting forced labor
Land speculation diminished
Fear that people would start demanding rights; people did start demanding rights
Africans had less leverage
Fear of collaboration among different groups of workers
Opportunity for “seasoned” enslaved workers (Africans had experience of slavery)
Development of racial caste system
English common law providing opportunities for white workers
Power and superiority
Increased life expectancy of indentured servants
Disease and death for Native peoples
European wars that limited migration to the Americas
Fear of collaboration among groups of workers
Profits from staple crops
Evidence and outlining
How did workers (separately and collectively) respond to labor conditions? How did elite landowners/colonial leaders respond?
Native peoples: refused to work; resistance; assimilation; death; moved away; converted religion; merged tribes; maintained economic relationships; diplomacy thru marriage; trade
Indentured servants: English common law; Bacon’s Rebellion; ran away; fight for their rights; joined forces with allies; wrote letters home; broke tools; disrupt work; feigned illness
Enslaved Africans: runaway; pretended language barriers; broke tools; collaborated with servants; made own culture; Bacon’s Rebellion; converted religions; mass rebellion; escaped societies (maroon societies); murder; feigned illness; infanticide; poison; sabotage; stealing
Elite responses: implemented oppressive laws; tried to remove themselves from direct contact with workers; kill rebels; banned interracial couples; provided opportunities for poor and middling white people to gain economic security; threatened extending labor contracts; violence; access to land; social divisions between workers; more voting rights to free white men; pushed small farmers and white wage workers further west; stacked local political offices with friends and family
Change over time
What did labor demand/conditions look like in earlier period
Factors that caused change (with emphasis on human agency from workers’ perspective)
What it looked like by late-18th century (1760s)
What is YOUR best evidence and YOUR perspective
Essays are your thoughts and opinions supported by reasoning and evidence – not a summary of readings or class discussion
More than “what happened,” but your understanding of why it happened and the implications of that understanding…how do we use it?
Your answer to the essay prompt
Your original argument summed up in one sentence
Body of essay is your proof that your argument is correct
When the reader finishes your paper, they should be able to say, “the writer proved their point,” or “the writer is wrong.”
What question are you answering?
Why did racially-based slavery become the dominant labor system?
Sets the context
Presents the information to be detailed below
Provides an argument
Gives a reader the “so what” answer – why it matters, why read your paper
Present your argument with evidence – factors that changed labor system
Restates your argument –”see, I told you”
The colonial labor system changed to racially-based chattel slavery because colonial elites feared losing power as the growing workforce demanded greater democracy and freedom
No outside sources
Use in-text, parenthetical citations:
(Clark & Hewitt, 55)
(Class notes, 12 Sept)
Georgia was last to become a slave society in the Lower South (Clark & Hewitt, 86-87). **Notice citation goes inside the sentence punctuation
Primary sources from textbook – just use textbook authors but can add detail in sentence
For example Richard Frethorne, an indentured servant, wrote to his parents of the harsh working conditions and his dire state in 1623 (Clark & Hewitt, 71).
Do not use a cover sheet or title page
Title should be at one-inch mark
Put name inside page header
Page numbers should be at the bottom of the page
Do not include a reference list or works cited page
Writing resources in Canvas – in Week 2 section
How to avoid all forms of plagiarism
How to write an outline
How to construct an analytical thesis statement
How to construct a strong paragraph
Why you should avoid first-person when writing historical analysis papers
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