HIST 1301 Paper Topic and Requirements
*Paper must have:
five paragraphs: Introduction, Body Paragraph 1, Body Paragraph 2, Body Paragraph 3, and the
–A title that is underlined or italicized.
–A Works Cited page.
*Paper must have parenthetical citations—(page #)—at the end of the sentence before the
“period”—for paraphrased (in your own words) AND for quoted information.
*The assigned book, upon which the paper is to be based, is the only source that may be cited
and referred to in the paper and in the Works Cited.
*Paper must be written in past verb tense.
*Intro.: Must feature the proper historical context which consists of: the complete book title,
the author’s full name, the time period, location (s), key issues, key individuals, description of
each of the major individuals, and a thesis, which must include the paper topic questions below.
*Additional paper requirements are in the syllabus including 1000 words minimum, written in
Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double spaced, etc., and TO BE SUBMITTED TO ME as a PDF
via the LSC D2L drop box (click on “Course Activities” in D2L then “Assignments”) on
Monday, November 15, 2021 before/by 11:30 p.m. CST. No late papers. No exceptions.
This is why students are reminded on a weekly basis to read the book and to write drafts in
advance. Only 1 submission is permitted. The paper is required to be original to the class
and to the semester. REQUIRED Writing Assignment Paper Topic Questions: Using Andres
Resendez’s book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian
Enslavement in America, students are to answer the following questions: 1) According to Resendez, what main factor contributed to the large number of indigenous peoples’ deaths at the
beginning of the European conquest of the Caribbean? What role did smallpox play in the
demise of indigenous peoples and when did he state that this occurred? What are his
explanations for this? 2) What were some of the brutal characteristics of the enslavement of
indigenous peoples in the Caribbean and in North America?; and 3) Specifically until when were
some indigenous peoples in the U.S. enslaved? Why was their enslavement able to persist even
after the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. by the 13th Amendment?
**Please answer the above questions using fact-based information and specifics from the
*Reminder: You should answer each of the above questions in each of the 3 body paragraphs.
*Conclusion: you may summarize your thesis using different wording and include an additional
viewpoint on paper topic. One suggestion is to explain why studying such a topic is important
and its relevance for today.
*I am happy to review a draft only via LSC e-mail before/by Wednesday, November 10, 2021
and to give you feedback on it.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
- **Please answer the above questions using fact-based information and specifics from the assigned book.