For this assignment, you will analyze a historical issue from the second half of American history (1877 – present). You will need to compare at least two opposing perspectives on the issue of civil rights for Black Americans during the American Progressive Era.
Read the following:
a.“The Meaning of Black Freedom” and “Racial Violence in Reconstruction” from the free ONLINE textbook from Lumen Learning.
b.The document titled “Washington and DuBois Reading”, which includes two perspectives on the issue. One from Booker T. Washington and another from W.E.B. DuBois. (See the attachment above.)
2.Complete the following writing assignment.
a.Your answers should be in complete sentences and use proper grammar.
b.Your response should be at least 5 paragraphs in length, using the format described below.
c.Be sure you understand that this is an individual assignment.
d.Using proper format provide citations for your sources (see below).
e.Type your answers in Microsoft Word or another word processing program and then load it into the TurnItIn link below.
Paragraph I. Introduction
1.Describe in general the issue that is to be debated. In no more than 3-5 sentences, give an overview of the social and political situation that Black Americans faced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Study “Jim Crow and African American Life” from the free ONLINE textbook from Lumen Learning. Use the link HERE. End this paragraph with a thesis statement that succinctly describes both Dubois and Washington’s programs.
Paragraph II. One perspective
2.Read and describe Booker T. Washington’s program in the excerpt “Up from Slavery.” Write at least a paragraph on Washington’s perspective and his proposals. Reference the document and use direct quotes, but do not allow any quote to extend beyond the third line of text in your paper.
Paragraph III. A second perspective
3.Read and describe W.E.B. Dubois’s program in the excerpt “The Souls of Black Folk.” Write at least a paragraph on Dubois’s perspective and his proposals. How does Dubois differ from Washington? Reference the document and use direct quotes, but do not allow any quote to extend beyond the third line of text in your paper.
Paragraph IV. Applications and assessment
4.Apply your learning to the present day. In light of the current discussion on race and civil rights in the United States, how did the reading(s) change the way in which you understood the subject? Who has the better solution, if any – Dubois or Washington? Why?
How are the issues presented in the reading(s) still relevant to you today? Please explain how your personal background and life experiences might influence your perspective on this topic?
Paragraph V. Conclusion
5.Wrap it up. In no more than 3-5 sentences, restate your thesis, add any final thoughts, tie up any loose ends, and answer any final questions that your reader may have. You may even choose to ask a thought-provoking question to encourage your reader to do more research.
6.Cite your sources properly. When quoting or referencing your sources (the text, Dubois, or Washington), you need to use the Chicago Manual of Style, the standard method of documentation for history. Chicago Style requires footnoting. To footnote in Microsoft Word, look under the “References” tab, find the “Insert Footnote” button, and click on it. A line will appear at the bottom of your page under which you type your footnote.
Examples of the Chicago Manual of Style:
When citing Washington, this footnote will appear at the bottom of your page:
 Booker T. Washington, “Up From Slavery: An Autobiography of Booker T. Washington,” in Louis R. Harlan, ed., The Booker T. Washington Papers, Vol. 3, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1974), 583–587.
If you cite Washington again, your footnote should appear as such:
2 Washington, 583 – 587.
When you cite W.E.B. Dubois, your footnote should appear as such:
 W.E.B. Dubois, The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches, 4th ed. (Chicago: A.C. McClurg
According to the quote of philosopher George Santayana, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”
According to the quote of philosopher George Santayana, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” That phrase is not only popular and catchy, but also true.
Assignment: In one paper, compare a historical topic or event that occurred between 1876-1990, to a current topic or event in our society. The content of your paper should address the following: economics, politics, social, and diplomacy (if applicable). Include the similarities and differences of each topic in your paper.
Example: Compare the United States involvement in the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s to the United States involvement in Afghanistan today.
Requirements and Instructions: Your paper must be at least 800 words written in MLA style or Chicago style with at least four sources (excluding the textbook and Wikipedia) and a bibliography. The bibliography is not included in the 800 words.
Read the following article and write a summary about the article. All summaries are to have at least 5
History Assignment Help Read the following article and write a summary about the article. All summaries are to have at least 5 paragraphs, including an introduction and conclusion. This summary should be 1 to 1.5 pages, 12 font, double spaced, with a header, etc.
TITLE: Silk Ties: The Links Between Ancient Rome and China
AUTHOR: Raoul McLoughlin
THE INSTRUCTIONS OF PTAHHOTEP Analysis
Ptahhotep was a vizier, a kind of prime minister, in the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt’s
Old Kingdom. He was revered for his wisdom for centuries after his death
because of a remarkable composition attributed to him, The Instructions of
Ptahhotep. These maxims contain both moral precepts and practical advice for
getting along in social situations and the proper behavior of a man towards his
superiors and inferiors. This text is adapted from Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient
Egyptian Literature, University of California Press (1975), Volume 1, 61 – 80.
Questions for Analysis:
1) What kind of society was Ancient Egypt? Was it egalitarian or
2) What kinds of behaviors and personal qualities did an ideal man have in
Ptahhotep’s view? How did he behave towards others?
3) What does Ptahhotep say about how a man should behave towards his
father? What were the qualities of an ideal son?
4) What does Ptahhotep say about relations between men and women?
What kind of role did women have in society?
“The Instruction by the Mayor of the city, the Vizier Ptahhotep, under the Majesty