What was the most common justification for lynching African Americans? Why do you think African Americans were actually lynched?

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Spacing: DOUBLE

Fonts: for typewriters – any pica or elite, 12 point

700-1000 words

    • Students will not be able to use any outside sources but will be required to use Chicago Style footnotes to cite the assigned sources
  • Have a specific thesis.

Begin with an introduction, where the final sentence is one statement of the thesis, and end with a conclusion, where the final sentence is a different version of the thesis.

  • If you quote from or refer to a book or primary source, you must note it by giving the author and page number.
  • Pick the most concise word possible; instead of “He went out,” choose “He left.” Yes, that old cliché holds true: the adjective and the adverb are the enemy of the noun and verb.
  • ONLY USE THE SOURCES I PROVIDE
  • NO OUTSIDE SOURCES

http://www.americanyawp.com/text/15-reconstruction/

http://www.americanyawp.com/text/16-capital-and-labor/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths-about-why-the-south-seceded/2011/01/03/ABHr6jD_story.html

http://www.americanyawp.com/text/17-conquering-the-west/

http://www.americanyawp.com/text/18-industrial-america/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46550/the-new-colossus

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