The Underground Railroad Student Name Institution of Affiliation Date Introduction History is one area that is naturally interesting. Thus this particular piece is equally fascinating as it explores a multidimensional spectrum of issues regarding the Underground Railroad. Consequently it is essential to indicate that the thesis of this paper revolves around the meaning the purpose and the role of the Underground Railroad in shaping the history of the United States and the world at large. In particular this paper will explore what the Underground Railroad entails its purpose throughout its existence how it was formed its achievements as well as the manner in which it shaped world history as we see it today. As a point of departure the issues mentioned in the above thesis statement will also serve to uncover the unknown as well as answer pertinent questions which connect the past with the present so to say. Finally the US and the world at large exterminated the slave business and people were finally able to enjoy their God-given liberties openly. For the sake of readers this piece is an interesting one which every historian should find a reason of perusing not only for getting historical facts firsthand but also to find out what history can achieve in the legacy-building (Jaynes 2005). References Adler D. A. (2013). Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. New York: Holiday House. Jaynes G. D. (2005). Encyclopedia of African American society. London: Sage Larson K. C. (2009). Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman portrait of an American hero. New York: One World/Ballantine Books. Malaspina A. (2009). Harriet Tubman. New York: Chelsea House Publishers. Smith K. C. (2006). Children's literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. Wiggan G. A. Scott L. Watson M. & Reynolds R. (2014). Unshackled: Education for freedom student achievement and personal emancipation. [...]
A minimum of five different sources of information (books, articles, interviews with resource persons, and/or video material) including dictionaries, encyclopaedias or class text book and internet. Your research paper should be an organized presentation of ideas relevant to the topic you have selected. And, while some of the sources of information you use may present a biased or one-sided view of some issue, your job, as a history student, is to present an objective analysis of the topic. Therefore, you will not only be organizing and summarizing the reference materials used, you will also be evaluating them in terms of their contribution to an objective understanding of the topic of your research. ORGANIZING AND EVALUATING THE INFORMATION USED: Be sure that you do each of the following: 1. State clearly the purpose or purposes of your research in the beginning paragraphs of your paper. For example, whether you are describing some historical event (such as the Conquest of Mexico by Cortes), exploring the causes and consequences of some historical event (such as the Crusades), make it clear to your reader from the beginning what you are doing. 2. Follow through with the purpose(s) stated in your opening paragraphs throughout the paper. Avoid including material that is not really relevant to the topic or purpose(s) of your paper. Students should use the APA STYLE. The project assignments will be designed by the instructor and will consist of a written assignment and will conform to writing standards set by APA. Your assignment will be graded on its coherency, application of your thesis statement, its analysis of the sources, and the readability of the essay itself. Sources should be cited in your paper, and no paper should have more than 10% of it as quotes or cited information. This should be YOUR work, NOT something solely contrived from other sources. All assignments are due at class time on the due date. In order to receive credit for a research paper, the student must submit a paper prepared in accordance with these guidelines. Before beginning work on a research paper for History, you should do the following: 1. Get the topic approved by the instructor. 2. Do some preliminary checking of available resources to make sure that you will be able to find enough information about the topic you have selected. LENGTH: The body of the paper should be minimum of 6 pages double spaced. In addition you should include a detailed outline.