On Commerce Raiders: The Evolution of Privateering in the United States
The Final Project is a comprehensive assignment that spans most of the term. To complete this assignment, you chose a topic related to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and, during this module, you will submit a research paper. The paper must address an issue related to the trade, such as gender, regions of the Americas importing slaves, regions in Africa exporting slaves, the economic impact of the trade on either Europe or Africa, or culture, to name only a few. You are encouraged to consult with the instructor for advice on conducting independent research and selecting a topic. Begin with a review the full-text language of your Final Project assignment. During this module you will submit your Final Project research paper of 8-10 pages (2000-2500 words) to the appropriate dropbox. Your research paper should include: An introduction to your topic, including your thesis statement A body of several pages that develops your thesis and includes supporting evidence from your primary and secondary source research, including the Voyages database A conclusion that synthesizes the information and ideas you have presented and provides your conclusions In-text citations in either APA or Chicago/Turabian format A complete reference page that includes both your outside sources and any course materials you used The Final Project should be 8-10 pages (2000-2500 words) not including the title page and references, and double-spaced. Sources should be cited and referenced in either APA or Chicago/Turabian format.
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