Documents of the African Past

Select 5 documents from the course reader (Documents of the African Past) and summarize them each in separate paragraphs. Each paragraph should include the following information about the documents you selected:

(1) When & where was the document written? What was occurring in that region of the world when the document was produced?

(2) Who was the author? What was his or her position to the subject about which he or she was writing?

(3) What is the main argument/point/purpose of the document?

(4) What were the ancillary/secondary points raised by the author?

(5) Do you feel this document was fair/balanced/unbiased in its outlook on the subject? Why or why not?

The extra credit should be formatted as follows:

1. Author Name, Document Name, Document Year

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2. Author Name, Document Name, Document Year

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3. Author Name, Document Name, Document Year

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4. Author Name, Document Name, Document Year

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5. Author Name, Document Name, Document Year            Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Common Style:

Typewritten, double-spaced

12 point font, Times New Roman, one inch margins

Length: 750 word minimum

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