How does Celia, A Slave by Melton A. McLaurin show the changing views of slavery in the United States? Analyze her story within the broader context of the time period in which the events of the book took place.

Assignment

How does Celia, A Slave by Melton A. McLaurin show the changing views of slavery in the United States?

Analyze her story within the broader context of the time period in which the events of the book took place. When writing this paper, consider the following questions: What are the power and gender dynamics involved and how are female slaves viewed by southern whites? What do Celia’s defense attorneys argue? How does the trial threaten to undermine the foundations of slavery? How do the events that took place outside of Calloway County impact Celia’s trial and ultimate fate and how do they help us understand the trial?

A good paper will consider these questions and provide evidence from the book to support your answer.

Additional Information

Each paper is worth 100 points.  Papers must be stapled, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and the correct font and size (Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica in 12 pt font).

Papers should be 3-4 pages in length.

This essay should not include sources outside of the text, your textbook, and information from lecture.

Citations should be written as Chicago Style footnotes. 
Example: Melton A. McLaurin, Celia, A Slave (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991), pg #.

Points will be taken off if your paper does not follow the required formatting and citation guidelines.

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