The United States to 1877 Policing Paper Assignment
TEXTBOOK ATTACHED WITH QUESTION
DUE DATE: OCT 8
ONLY USE DOCUMENTS PROVIDED WITH PROPER CITATION
NO EXTERNAL SOURCES OTHER THEN THE SOURCES ATTACHED WITH THE QUESTION
SHOULD USE ATLEAST 3 DIFFERENT SOURCES TO CITE (ex. Textbook, article and doucmentation) THE ESSAY SHOULD ADDRESS ATLEAST 2 DIFFERENT CONTEXTS OF THE PROMPT
Citation Format must be followed:
Article: author’s last name, shortened title in parentheses: i.e., (Malka, “Why law enforcement”) Podcast: episode title, podcast title: i.e., (“American Police,” Throughline)
Primary document: shortened title/description: i.e., (slave ad) or (Henry Adams statement)
U.S.: A Narrative History: title and page number: i.e., (U.S.: A Narrative History, 40)
- 1,000-to-1,250 words
- Double-spaced, one-inch margins
- You must use at least three (3) different sources
- You must cite your sources (citation discussion and examples are on the next page)
- You must address at least two (2) different contexts
The purpose of this paper is to connect histories of policing. Your papers must have your name at the top, and they must be double-spaced.
Assignment: In the 19th century, White Americans exerted police power over African Americans in various contexts.
Using materials from readings, lectures, and lab discussions, answer the following question:
• How did White supremacy shape policing in the 19th century?
In class, we’ve covered policing in several different times and places: antebellum Baltimore, the antebellum southern countryside, postemancipation Baltimore, the postemancipation South. You must address at least two (2) different contexts.
This is an argument-driven essay. You will state a clear argument at the beginning of the paper and use the body of your essay to back up your argument.