Global Studies Public Forum

Paper Prompt #1

In what ways can a global theoretical framework help one better understand the slave trade and the ongiong impact of slavery in the world today?

Some Possible Resources:

How One Man’s Story Offers a New Way to Understand Slave Insurrection (Links to an external site.)

The Long War Against Slavery (Links to an external site.)

Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. (Links to an external site.)

World Economic Forum: Ending Modern Slavery (Links to an external site.)


This paper should be 4 pages double-spaced (about 1000 words), and should include a heading, page numbers, in-text citations, and a works cited page. Be sure to incorporate class readings and presentations, have a clear thesis statement, and make an argument. Papers should be uploaded to canvas by 5:00 PM on February 11th.

Essay Requirements:

Word count: 1000-1200 words.
Word count includes the title as well as the in-text citations, but excludes the header and the end-of-the-paper bibliography.
Include your name and ID number on page 1 of your essay.
Include page numbers and an essay title.
Your essay should be double-spaced, 12-point font.
Include a works cited or bibliography at the end of your paper.
Citations: citations are required for both paraphrasing and direct quotes from either the text or lecture.
Citation format:
In-text parenthetical citation (Author year, page number) with a bibliography of works cited at the end of the document.
e. (Darian-Smith and McCarty 2017, 13)
Darian-Smith and McCarty. 2017.The Global Turn: Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. ISBN: 9780520293038.
You may use the following example for lecture material:
IN-TEXT: (McCarty 2019).
McCarty, Philip. 2019. “Lecture Title” Global Studies Forum, October X, 2020, University of California, Irvine.
See also this link for citation guidelines: (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.). See also the bibliography of The Global Turn for additional examples.
Submission procedure:
Papers should be uploaded to the course website (Canvas).
Upload your essay as either a Word document (.doc or .docx) OR PDF (.pdf). If you upload another format your essay will not be scored. If you use Pages, export to another format or print to pdf.

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