1):Question:

A: Describe the experiences and Reactions of captured Africans in the Middle Passage during the Trans-Atlantic “Slave” trade. What were the significances of the “Tran-Atlantic Moment” in the making of the Atlantic African Diaspora between the 15th and the 19th centuries .

2) Due Date: friday nov 18. Completed hard copies of papers shall be submitted in class during respective class periods. No paper shall be accepted after the due date and time. No emailing of assignments.

3) Writing Style: Only the Chicago Manual Style of writing should be used throughout the paper including footnotes and bibliography. You must use Footnotes Citation as No MLA and/or APA writing styles shall be accepted. Example of footnote citation:

Euro-Americans are often quick to trivialize and justify America’s role in the enslavement of Africans on the grounds that enslavement had been an old practice and was not uniquely practiced by Europeans in the Americas.[1]

This citation is for a published book. To cite a published article, you put the author’s name followed by a period followed by the title of the article in quotation marks ( “Cameroon in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.”) the name of the journal ( Journal of African Studies.) Vol. 6, no. 20 (2006), p. 35.

4) Organization: The paper should include a cover page, the main text, and a reference page.

i) Cover Page: This page should include from top to bottom the following information: Course number and title, Student’s name, student’s ID number, Question (s), Course Instructor’ name, Semester, and Academic Year.

ii) Main text: This is an essay assignment and must be typed in doubled spacing. This part of the paper should include:

iii) References: This page includes the sources consulted and effectively used in writing the paper. . Use only the Chicago style in documenting your references (footnotes and bibliography). Names in the references (Bibliography) should be arranged in alphabetical order.

5) Mechanics: Check your paper for vocabulary consistent with course content; correct spellings, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure; appropriate formatting; run-on sentence (s); date accuracy; variety of sentence styles and length; and writing style.

6) Sources: Some of the relevant books for the assignment include our main text and the three books under Suggested Readings in your syllabus. You may also get published articles from the Jstor website. Documentaries may also be consulted for a deeper insight and varied perspectives on the subject of the question. Your footnotes and reference page must reflect usage of at least four published books and some published articles.


[1] Joy DeGruy. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of enduring injury and healing. (Portland: Joy DeGruy Publications Inc., 2005), p. 46.

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