REQUIRED TEXT: William Andrews, Six Womens Slave Narratives , Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1988.
PLEASE WRITE A 2-3 PAGE SUMMARY OF THE BOOK. USE THE OUTLINE BELOW TO STRUCTURE THE WRITTING ASSIGNMENT:
Paragraph 1. Explain the authors thesis–the main point or points that he/she is trying to make in the book. This is not a description or summary of the book; it is an explanation of the authors purpose, the central idea or ideas around which the book is organized.
Next 3-4 paragraphs. Give a broad, general summary of the book. You cannot in 3-4 paragraphs summarize the entire book, but you can give an example of the authors arguments that capture the flavor of the book. ?
Next paragraph. Discuss the sources upon which the author bases his/her book. What research materials did he or she use? ?
Last paragraph. Assess the book. DO NOT tell me whether or not you like it or found it interesting, but tell me how successful the author was in achieving his/her objective. ?