Life in Brazil

Thomas Ewbank was an Englishman who immigrated to the United States and made his fortune in lead, copper, and tin manufacturing before devoting himself to the study of mechanics. He traveled to Brazil in 1845 and 1846 and wrote an account of his experiences that became widely-read in England and the United States. Life in Brazil reflected extensively on the topic of slavery. Ewbank’s writings attracted the interest of international abolitionists and became a factor in campaigns to end Brazilian slavery. In this excerpt he describes some of the techniques used to punish slaves, and reflects on the prevalence of slave suicides.

Read the attached document and answer the following questions:
1. What do the masks, shackles, and chains Ewbank describes tell us about the nature of relationships between enslaved workers and slave-owners?
2. What types of working conditions does Ewbank describe on the plantations he visited?

You should NOT use any outside sources beyond the actual documents to complete this assignment. It is intended to be your own analysis and reflections, not based on what you found on the internet.

Each questions must be answered in full sentences and paragraphs and a minimum of a 150 word response (approximately 1/2 page). Even if the assignment has multiple questions, your total response is still a minimum of 150 words (not 150 words per question). Retyping the question, headers, and long quotes are not counted toward your minimum required response.

Please copy/paste the question and put your response below in a 12 point font. If there are multiple questions, then you should copy question #1, put your answer below it, then copy question #2, put your answer below it, and so on. Any direct quotes used from the document should be put in quotation marks but it does not need a citation. Since you are only allowed to use the primary (attached) document as your source, you only need to put quotation marks around the direct quote. All other parts of your response should be in your own words. Copying a sentence and changing a few words in that sentence is plagiarism, so be sure you are careful in your submissions.

How Korea Influenced Early Japan

This paper is for my Modern Japan History class. See below for instructions from professor.

For the most part, you will be using secondary material derived from one or two sources: library books and the Internet. When you use this material, you have to provide footnotes and references. Any source that you use must be put into a Works Cited page or Bibliography. Despite the great amount of material on the Internet, I want you to use both written and electronic sources. Please do MLA citations in the footnotes.

I do not like the use of contractions: that is, “isn’t, don’t, can’t, it’s” etc. I will label their use as slang and bring down the grade for your paper.

The paper should be written around (time-wise) the Kamakura period, the Hojo Regency and the beginning of the Ashkikaga period.

The paper should be double-spaced.

Week 6 Discussion: Epic Changes in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 13, 14, and 15
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
For the initial post, address one of the following:

Option 1: Middle East
Examine the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its beginnings some 4000 years ago and how it has evolved/devolved over the centuries to the current time? Analyze the role of the Balfour Declaration on Israel’s rebirth in 1948 and its effectiveness in helping Jewish people in their quest to reclaim their ancient homeland.

Option 2: African Nation State Development
Examine some of the main (internal or external) reasons why the African people were to develop into nation states later than most experts feel was appropriate/normal. Examine the role of European imperial powers in African nation state development.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial

Paleolithic vs Neolithic Era

General Instructions:

Essays must be 4-5 pages in length (at least four full pages), typed, double-spaced, and in 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Except for online and printed sources assigned by the instructor, no other web or printed sources should be used (e.g., Wikipedia). Please type your name at the top of the first page. Essays must be submitted electronically through Canvas no later than the due date indicated on the syllabus. Any assignment submitted after the due date will have one point deducted for each day it is late.

Citation Guidelines:

Since you are using only in-class source materials for essay assignments, you do not have to include a bibliography or works cited page. Use parenthetical citations to reference your sources. Parenthetical citations should be placed at the end of the sentence or passage in which the source material is cited. After the first full citation of a source, you may shorten the title of the document and use the author’s last name in subsequent citations, as indicated below. Lecture material must be cited, too.

Printed textbook: (William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel, World History, vol. 1, 100)

(Duiker, World History, 100)

OER textbook: (Eugene Berger et al., World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500, 75)

(Berger, World History, 75)

Lecture material: (Lauren Madak, “Agricultural Revolution and Early Civilizations,”

PowerPoint Presentation)

(Madak, “Agricultural Revolution”)

Assignment Question:

Using lecture material, the printed textbook (Chapter 1), and the OER textbook (Chapter 1), answer the following question: How did humans’ living patterns differ between the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages, and what explains the shift in those living patterns?

History of Vietnam War

1. For each of your sources, you must have 1-2 paragraphs of annotations in your own words.
2. Following each annotation, you must cite the source using APA formatting.
3. After you’ve completed your annotated bibliography, please write a 2-3-page personal response detailing what you’ve learned in your research and how it has benefitted you.

QUESTIONS: What were 3 main reasons that lead to the war? Why did Americans get involved and how did it change their perspective and culture moving forward? Who won the Vietnam War? How did the war affect domestic politics and policies?