Sample Outline for History Paper

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Title: Frederick Douglass 

Thesis: Frederick Douglass played a crucial role in securing the abolition of slavery and equality of African-American rights through his actions, ideas, and efforts as a lecturer, author/publisher, and politician.

 

  1. Introduction
    1. Thesis
    2. Roles/Arguments
  2. Douglass as Lecturer
    1. History as slave and acquisition of education
      • 1)   He “experienced slavery”

        2)   Literacy allowed expression

    2. Early lectures, including initial speech before Garrison
      • 1)   Success of initial speech

        2)   Goals for future speeches

    3. Effect of lectures on society
      • 1)   Open eyes

        2)   Encourage activism

  3. Douglass as Author/Publisher
    1. Narrative’s success and effect
      • 1)   Springboard for paper

    2. Goals/hopes for paper
    3. Garrison set-back and significance
    4. Significance of Paper
  4. Douglass as Politician
    1. Key trait for success
    2. Goal of political activism
    3. Efforts for Republican party
      • 1)   Significance of efforts

    4. Black soldier enlistment crusade
    5. Joining of Republican party
      • 1)   Significance of efforts

  5. Conclusion
    1. Summarize arguments and efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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