Instructions: In a 7 paper??"a paper containing seven to eight full pages of text (not counting a title page or reference page)??"you are to examine the key aspects of themes explored in either The Condition of the Working Class in England, King Leopold's Ghost, Heart of Darkness, and the documents in Sources of World Societies Volume 2 since 1500. You are to answer the questions below in your paper.
One of the themes that we have explored this semester have been the connections between industrial capitalism and imperialism during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Making significant analytical
use of The Condition of the Working Class in England, King Leopold's Ghost, and Heart of Darkness ??"as well as at least three primary historical sources from Sources of World Societies??"write a 7-8 page analytical
paper that addresses ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
In The Condition of the Working Class in England, Friedrich Engels gives insight in the lives and work of workers in the early Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. (A) Who is the "working class" according to Engels? (B) What are their working conditions like? (C) What are their living conditions like? (D) What political values do they seem to hold? (E) According to Engels, what political values should they hold? (F) What class is this working class in opposition with or being oppressed by in Great Britain? (G) What is the nature of that oppression? (H) Is this type of class-based oppression a new phenomenon, according to later writings of Engels and Karl Marx? (H) What seems to be the nature of the relationship??"if any??"between industrial capitalism and imperialism during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? (I) Adam Hochschild and Joseph Conrad describe European colonialism and imperialism in Africa. What is the nature of European efforts or goals (cultural, economic, political, social) in Africa that they describe? (J) Does imperialism there change over time? (K) In what ways to Africans resist or assist European efforts? (L) What was the impact of European colonialism (overseas acquisition up to approximately the mid-1700s) and imperialism (overseas acquisition from the mid-1700s) in Africa? (M) By the early twentieth century, what seem to have been the overall effects of industrial capitalism and imperialism on world politics, economics, and social and class tensions in countries in the world?
Be sure to draw on specific examples from The Condition of the Working Class in England, King Leopold's Ghost, Heart of Darkness, and the documents in Sources of World Societies Vol II since 1500s. in order to construct an argument that addresses all of these questions.
Sources: You must draw on specific examples from The Condition of the Working Class in England, King Leopold's Ghost, Heart of Darkness, and at least THREE other sources from Sources of World Societies in to support your argument and illustrate points. This is not a research paper, so you need not do any other research. If you would like to incorporate other works into your paper, you must contact me with the information of these other works so that they can be approved prior to their usage. INTERNET SOURCES ARE NOT TO BE USED UNLESS GIVEN PERMISSION.
Finally, evidence from your sources ought to be incorporated well and used judiciously. Large block quotations that fill up space in your paper but do not help advance your argument will be grounds for deductions in terms of the grade for the paper. I would much rather hear what you wrote in a seven-page paper in which there is less direct quotations than see a eight-page paper that has many direct quotations in which I read less of your own ideas. Hearing what you think about the prompt is what I am interested in after all.
Citations of Sources: Whenever quoting or paraphrasing any work, you must cite them or this is plagiarism and grounds to fail the assignment. You must cite them parenthetically. If you do not cite or do so improperly, you will lose points. A reference page is unnecessary if you are only using texts from this course.
Writing grades will be based on the following considerations.
1. You have written a clear and comprehensive thesis statement in the opening paragraph.
2. You have answered and followed the directions of the assignment properly.
3. You have organized your answer(s) into logical paragraphs.
4. You have supplied adequate evidence to back up your argument and thesis.
5. You have written an analytical
6. You have provided specific references to your sources and have properly cited those sources.
Graded Work Guidelines:
a.) It is your responsibility to get any assignment to me. I will not accept responsibility for papers left at the switchboard, deposited at any other location (learning center) or handed to fellow instructors.
b.) All work except for in-class quizzes or exams must be typed
c.) All work more than one page should be stapled before coming to class.
d.) All work should be proofread and spell checked before handing in.
e.) All student work should be original and not derived from Internet, primary or secondary sources.
f.) All assignments should include your name, course, section number and date.
Specifications: The heading should be single spaced, the text should be double spaced with at least seven full pages with one-inch margins
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Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. Hamondsworth: Penguine, 1975. Print.
Duiker, William. The Essential World History. Boston: Wadsworth Learning, 2011. Print.
Engels, Frederic. The Condition of the Working Class in England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.
Gainty, Denis. Sources of World Societies. Boston: St. Martins, 2009. Print.
Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold's Ghost. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Print.
Nardo, Don. The European Colonization of Africa. Greensboro: Morgan Reynolds, 2011. Print.
Parsa, Misagh. States, Ideologies and Social Revolutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Print.