HIS 311-01 Fall 1997
Guidelines for the Anna Kingsley assignment
Source: Anna Kingsley, revised edition, by Daniel L.
Augustine, FL: St. Augustine Historical Society, 1994), 37 pages
& 7 pages of illustrations.
Read Schafer's book on Anna Kingsley by November 19. As you
read, identify a topic that interests you from the history of
Africa, the Atlantic slave trade, or the Caribbean, and learn
more about it. You will then present your findings in two forms-
-a paper worth 15% of your final grade, and an in-class
presentation worth 10%.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PAPER
Your paper should be double-spaced and type-written or printed on
8«x11 white paper. Attach your pages with a staple in the upper
left-hand corner--do no use any kind of cover or binder. Your
text should completely fill at least five pages, while reference
notes and bibliography should follow on separate pages. You do
not need to include a separate title page, but place your name
and the title of the paper at the top of the first page, and
number all subsequent pages.
A warning about plagiarism: Since all of your
information will come from other people's work and not your own
primary research, I will expect to see plentiful endnotes. By
the same token, do not use anything exactly as it appears in your
source unless you enclose it in quotation marks and give it a
A word about reference notes: Reference notes are
designed to allow the reader (Dr. Jones) to find your source and
see that you used it properly. A compete bibliographic reference
should contain the following items in this order with exact
Author's first and last name, Title of the book (City of
publication, State and/or Country: Publisher's full name, Date of
publication), number of pages.
Magazine or journal article
Author's first and last name, "Title of article" in name of
magazine or journal, Volume and/or issue number (Date of
publication), page range in the issue.
You may use Internet articles to get ideas, but if they contain
information that appears in print, you MUST find, verify, and
identify the printed version as your source. The only exception
is raw data, in which case you must identify the person(s) who
collected the data, their institutional affiliation, and the
complete HTTP address where the data is located.
For additional information on how to write an complete
bibliographic reference, see Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for
Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 5th edition
(Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1982), 111-174,
available on reserve at the university library's reference desk.
(If you find a newer edition, feel free to use it.)
Instructions for the in-class presentation : You will
have exactly five minutes, which is not enough time to read your
paper. Instead, use those five minutes to enhance our knowledge
of some part of Anna Kingsley's narrative. In other words,
explain the significance your topic for Kingsley's life story.
Use of Email: If you have any questions along the way,
find something that you think is interesting, or want to try out
your ideas before you write your paper, send it to me by Email.
Either I will answer it myself or put it out for the class to
Topics: This list was culled from the Anna Kingsley
book. If you want to do something that is not on this list,
please describe it to me by email before you begin your research.
To see which topics have already been selected, click here .
Topics (Page number where introduced in Schafer)
- Kajoor (look for Cayor) (1)
- Tyeddo warriors (1)
- Jolof or Wolof people (1)
- Origins of Islam in Senegal (1)
- Cape Vert (see Cape Verde) in 1806 (2)
- Futa Toro in 1806 (2)
- Rufisque in 1806 (2)
- Bambara states in 1806 (2)
- Male-female ratio in slave coffles (3)
- Goree Island in 1806 (4)
- Mulattos in Goree (see signares or seigneurs) (4)
- Denmark's role in the slave trade (5)
- Cuba in 1806 (6)
- The Haitian Revolution (6)
- The economy of the Caribbean sugar trade (7)
- St. Augustine in 1806 (7)
- Zanzibar in 1806 (9)
- Ibo Nigeria in 1806 (9)
- Susu people from Rio Pongo, Guinea (9)
- Jolof slave villages (10)
- Coastal slave factories (12)
- Spanish legislation on intermarriage (12)
- Manumission of slaves in West Africa (13)
- Manumission of slaves in Spanish America (13)
- Role of first wife in polygamy (14)
- Senegalese fisherman/sailors (15)
- Slaves who owned slaves in West Africa (16)
- East Florida insurrection 1784-1812 (17)
- Race laws in US and Spanish America (29-30)
- President Boyer of Haiti (33)
ERRORS TO AVOID
- If you use more than one reference note from the same source,
it is not necessary to repeat every piece of information in the
second and subsequent notes. According to the Chicago Manual of
Style, subsequent notes need contain only the author's last name,
the first few words of the title, and the page number. Other
styles use different schemes.
- Use past tense when writing history, and never use passive
voice or subjunctive. In other words, write "The armies fought
and somebody won," not "The armies would fight and somebody would
win" or "There was fighting between armies and winning was done
- If all of your information in a single paragraph comes from
the same page of the same source, a single reference note at the
end of the paragraph is sufficient. In other words, you do not
need a reference note for every sentence in a paragraph that
meets this condition.
- The possessive form of "it" is "its," not "it's."
- Number your pages.