Six Womens Slave Narratives

REQUIRED TEXT: William Andrews, Six Women’s 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 author’s 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 author’s 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 author’s 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. 