Write a critical essay articulating the importance of studying history and its relationship to power. How does studying history and power shape analysis of the struggle for freedom from bondage and the immediate conditions facing newly freed Black people after the American Civil War? How did Black people respond and address their conditions?

Develop a clear and concise thesis, and use the articles to support your position. All papers should be 4pages long. Use size 12 Times New Roman Font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. Late papers are not accepted Papers are submitted on Beachboard. Check the Course Schedule for due dates.

Grading Rubric“A” papers will identify and thoroughly explain the authors’ thesis/ arguments.

The connection between the authors’ position will be effectively communicated, while highlighting the similarities and differences in their arguments. The students’ thesis will be clearly stated, explained, and supported using at least two examples from the article to support their argument.

The students paper will meet all the minimum requirements for the assignments, while clearly and effectively articulating the authors position, as well as, their own. The paper will contain minimal mis-spelled words, typos, and grammatical errors.“B” papers will identify and explain the authors’ thesis/ arguments. The connection between the authors’ position will be communicated, while highlighting the similarities and differences in their arguments.

The students’ thesis will be stated, explained, and supported using at least one example from the article to support their argument The students paper will meet the minimal requirements for the assignment without clearly articulating and explaining the authors and the students position.

The paper will contain few mis-spelled words, typos, and grammatical errors.“C” papers will identify or explain the authors’ thesis/ arguments. The connection between the authors’ position will be somewhat communicated, while attempting to highlight the similarities and differences in their arguments.

The students’ thesis will be stated, explained, and supported using at least one example from the article to support their argument. The students paper will meet the minimal requirements for the assignment. The paper will contain some mis-spelled words, typos, and grammatical errors.