Utilizing the attached annotated bibliography of eight sources,consulting the assigned readings, films, and websites and any other material you have at your disposal, for this assignment you will develop a 1,000-word autobiographical narrative (about 4 pages) about your life and experiences as an ordinary person living in colonial America during either the 17th or 18th century. Your paper should use at least eight sources, including four primary and four secondary sources.
Discussing your life within the span of ten years you should describe who you are (ethnicity, gender, age, marital status), where you live, your family composition, your standing in the community, your occupational work skills, religion, recreational outlets, and finally your perspectives on whether you are optimistic about your life, its limitations, and what the future holds for you.
Essays should be historically accurate and your autobiography should include verifiable sources. If for example you decide to be a cobbler then include the sources that you used to learn about the cobbler’s trade. Please feel free to access colonial maps, journals, newspapers, diaries, photographs, or any other information you feel may be helpful from the Library of Congress’s “American Memory” website, the National Archives website, George Mason University’s website “History Matters“, Yale University’s “Avalon Project“, Special Collections at Duke University, or the website “Archiving Early America” as well as any museum or historical society website.
- Title page
- An introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion
- In-text citations properly formatted in APA style. Reference page.