Book Critique over Slave Narrative
Format: 1 inch margins. Times New Roman. Title is 16 pt font and bold. No subheadings. Paragraphs are 12 pt. font and double spaced. Paper should be at least 2 pages. Heading should be in the top left hand comer (11 font) with your first and last name, HIST 1301, Ms. Chandler, and the date.
Introduction (1 paragraph)
In what historical context is his autobiography set?
What is the overall summary or plot of the book?
Issues/Themes/Conflicts (2 paragraphs)
What are two major issues, themes, or conflicts that the author describes or discusses in the book? (Cite specific examples)
Compare and Contrast (cite specific examples from the textbook (Chapter 3 or 12), lecture notes, and/or articles from the reader)
What specific historical events or circumstances are typical of those events mentioned in
the textbook? Why? (1 paragraph)
What specific historical events or circumstances are not typical of those events mentioned in the textbook? Why not? (1 paragraph)
Author’s Intention (2 paragraphs)
What are the most significant issues or points being the author trying to convey to the audience in writing this book?
Which issues or points does the author not convey a point of view about or does not explain very well?
What group of people is this book written?
V. Your Point of View (1 paragraph)
What are your thoughts about the book or play? Do you like it? Yes/No? Why/why not?
Would you recommend this book or play to a friend? Yes/No? Why/why not?
If you had to give this book or play (anything from 1 to 5 stars), what would it be?
VI. Bibliography (www.bibme.org/citation-guide/chicago)
Article from reader