A People's History of the United States Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the origins, history, culture, religion, and society of the Arawak people, and how this society changed with the arrival of Columbus and his fleet. How many Arawak people inhabited the islands where Columbus landed? How many slaves did Columbus take with him?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the colonization of the Americas and the settlements of the English, Dutch, French, Spanish, and other colonists that came to the New World to establish governance. Where did the first Puritan settlers land? What indigenous people lived in these regions? How many Native Americans died as a result of disease brought by the Europeans? How many died as a result of war and violence?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the origins of African slavery in the American colonies, particularly in the colony of Virginia. How many European colonists lived in the settlement when African slaves were first shipped to the colony? How...

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