Austin Is Great

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Zinn Questions:
A Peoples History of the United States
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This paper should be 2 pages (single-spaced). You can answer the questions directly, you may split the paper up as one paragraph per section. The format does not matter, just show me you know what you are talking about and that you can support your claims from the actual reading.

For a citation, just put the page number at the end as such (263). Make sense?

Discussion Questions (DO NOT ANSWER THESE IN YOUR PAPER!)
1) Is it possible for whites and black to live together without hated?
In colonial America? In contemporary America?
2) As I read this chapter, the words “courage” and “cowardice” always come to mind. How would you relate these words to the reading?

Chapter 2: Drawing the Color Line
Historiography Questions: 1. What do you believe is Zinn’s overall thesis for the chapter? Where can you find this in the text? (Give me specifically where you find it, sometimes a thesis can be as small as a sentence or split up between whole paragraphs. Your job is to argue where you think it is) a. Do you agree with his thesis? 2. Does he provide enough support for this thesis/arguments? b. If so, provide evidence to which sources you found most credible. If not, what else would you have liked to see?

Chapter Questions: 1.) What is the “color line?” 2.) How does Howard Zinn describe the differences between slavery as it existed in Africa versus its existence in America? Do you believe that these differences are significant? How and why? 3.) How did the Virginia ruling class begin to drive a wedge between the white indentured servants and enslaved blacks? 4.) How did the white ruling class attempt to control the African slaves in America? Did they…...

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