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Colonial Identities Write an essay that considers the contours of colonial life
Colonial Identities Write an essay that considers the contours of colonial life as they explicit relate to constructs of gender, race, and honor in Latin America. How rigid were colonial identities? In answering this question, you may consider how expectations for behavior differed for men and women, for Europeans, indigenous communities and people of African descent, and what spaces existed for challenging colonial social norms. Clarity of Argyment (30 points): Do you take a stand related to the question and follow through with an answer? Your thesis should be stated in the paper introduction. By the end of the first paragraph, I as the reader should have a "road map" for what I will encounter in the rest of the paper in terms of: 1) concepts you will cover; 2) your position on those concepts; and 3) the sources you will use to back up your argument. In other words, let your reader know the "SO WHAT?" right from the beginning. Use of sources and readings (35 points): How well do you demonstrate knowledge of the texts, and how well do you cite the texts to support your argument? The historical evidence for your paper should be based on readings from our class, both primary and secondary sources. In organizing your paper, you must cite at least 3-4 concrete historical examples and the corresponding sources. Though you may reference narrated lectures and the Restall and Lane text book, they do not count as a valid sources. Writing style (20): Is the writing fluid and clear, with fully formed sentences and a logical sequence throughout? Spelling, grammar, punctuation (15): These all count heavily in my evaluation. Proofreading will improve your writing, your argument, and your overall grade.

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