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.
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:
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.
citation is for a published book. To cite a published article, you put the
author’s name followed by a period (Teacher Name.) 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.
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
ii) Main text: This is an essay assignment and must
be typed in doubled spacing. This part of the paper should include:
An engaging introduction that grabs/captivates the
reader’s attention and clearly identifies and puts into perspective the major requirements/points
of the question.
A body that clearly, thoroughly, and insightfully
addresses all aspects of the assignment. Paragraphs must be introduced by solid
topic sentences and developed by providing sufficient evidence and sources to
support the topic sentences and/or main point of each paragraph. There should
be smooth and effective transitions (using transition words and/or sentences)
that link sentence to sentence, point to point, paragraph to paragraph, and one
part of the paper to another. Each section or sub-section of the question must
have at least four substantively developed supporting paragraphs. Do not
plagiarize as the paper shall be thoroughly checked for this academic
misconduct during grading.
A conclusion that ties together the arguments, main
points, and sections of the entire paper. It also gives you an opportunity to
make personal judgments if need be.
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
Joy DeGruy. Post Traumatic Slave
Syndrome: America’s Legacy of enduring injury and healing. (Portland: Joy
DeGruy Publications Inc., 2005), p. 46.