Narrative of a slave by frederick douglass

Narrative of a slave by frederick douglass

This book review will be evaluating over the book Narrative of a slave by frederick douglass
Heading
Please use the following heading for this assignment:
Book Review
Author’s name, title of the book (publisher, year)
Example
John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know: Rethinking the Cold War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997)
Paragraph 1
The first paragraph should introduce the subject matter of the book/article in an interesting and engaging manner. Make the audience want to continue reading beyond the first sentence. You should identify the author, title of the book/article and the thesis.
Paragraph 2
Identify the larger historiographical framework or setting of the book/article. Discuss the historical significance/contribution.
Paragraphs 3-5
Provide a brief summary of the book/article. Since this assignment is not a book report, you analysis should be either chronological or thematic.
Paragraph 6
Discuss what you perceive to be the strengths and weaknesses of the book/article. For example, the strengths could be the contribution to historical understanding, or the writing style. On the other hand, weaknesses could be complexity of terminology used or the lack of documentation.
Paragraph 7
Evaluate the primary and secondary sources used. Even though you may not be an “expert” discuss whether or not you believe the sources indicated enough depth of research by the author to adequately discuss the subject matter.
Paragraph 8
Revisit the author’s thesis and discuss whether or not you believe the contents of the book/article adequately
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defended it (the thesis). If so, how? If not, why not?
Signature Block
Your name and date should be right-justified and placed at the end of the book/article review. Example:
Johnny Doright
March 5, 1999

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