How did Frederick Douglass hope to move the abolitionists cause forward? What was his strategy? What was the name of the newspaper Douglass published?

How did William Lloyd Garrison hope to move the abolitionists cause forward? What was his strategy? What was the name of the newspaper Douglass published?


  • Don't forget to forget READ and PREPARE for your quiz in Seminar on Wednesday: Douglass vs. Garrison
    • Week 11--Draft and Revise/Working on your other Genre
    • Week 12 --Polish, Edit, and Publish --WP3? is Due on Friday & it's your last day to drop.
    • Week 13--Prepping for Symposium
    • Week 14--Thanksgiving Week --Monday's Class is online
    • Week 15--Symposium is on Wednesday; Friday is a portfolio workshop
    • Week 16--Last Day of Class; History Exam 3
  • Office Hours Extended: Monday and Thursdays from 12 to 2 and Tuesdays 10 - 12:30
  • Writing Center Visits -- NOW is the time to start scheduling and attending the Writing Center visits. You can earn up to 9 extra points on your final grade for Writing Project 3 with 3 points given for each 30 minute appointment.
  • I am creating an Office Hour Assignment in Blackboard. This assignment is worth 10 points. In order to get full credit for this assignment, you must bring your draft in to get help from me sometime during my office hours. I will be holding extra office hours on tuesday from 10 to 1 on Tuesdays. Everyone should get in two visits to get the full 10 points.


Using Your Resources for Your Critical Analysis

As you are working on your critical analysis, remember that you have a lot of sources that you can consult if you get stuck anywhere in the process. Please have a look at the following link. It has all sorts of helpful sources: Key Elements for the Critical Analysis


Homework for Wednesday --It's All About Historical Context -- Bring an Electronic Copy to Work on in Class. We will use Peer Review.

  • Make certain you provide an example
  • Work on thinking about helping your Readers out. What do they need to know to understand the events, the cultural attitudes, and people connected to the Primary Source?
  • Critical Thinking Question: Why are secondary sources good sources for learning about historical context?

Use the following 2 sources:

Homework for Friday -- It's all about the Introduction and the Thesis

Use these sources --Introduction and Thesis --to get a better understanding of how to create a introduction and a thesis for your paper.

Pay Close Attention to the following Part:

  1. an intriguing example—for example, Douglass writes about a mistress who initially teaches him but then ceases her instruction as she learns more about slavery.
  2. a provocative quotation that is closely related to your argument—for example, Douglass writes that “education and slavery were incompatible with each other.” (Quotes from famous people, inspirational quotes, etc. may not work well for an academic paper; in this example, the quote is from the author himself.)
  3. a puzzling scenario—for example, Frederick Douglass says of slaves that “[N]othing has been left undone to cripple their intellects, darken their minds, debase their moral nature, obliterate all traces of their relationship to mankind; and yet how wonderfully they have sustained the mighty load of a most frightful bondage, under which they have been groaning for centuries!” Douglass clearly asserts that slave owners went to great lengths to destroy the mental capacities of slaves, yet his own life story proves that these efforts could be unsuccessful.
  4. a vivid and perhaps unexpected anecdote—for example, “Learning about slavery in the American history course at Frederick Douglass High School, students studied the work slaves did, the impact of slavery on their families, and the rules that governed their lives. We didn’t discuss education, however, until one student, Mary, raised her hand and asked, ‘But when did they go to school?’ That modern high school students could not conceive of an American childhood devoid of formal education speaks volumes about the centrality of education to American youth today and also suggests the significance of the deprivation of education in past generations.”
  5. a thought-provoking question—for example, given all of the freedoms that were denied enslaved individuals in the American South, why does Frederick Douglass focus his attentions so squarely on education and literacy.

Come to Class on Friday with a printed Rough Draft of Your Introduction and Thesis Statement and an Outline for Peer Review

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Week Eleven

Symposium Groups for LCE 2016