Due May 11 by 11:59 PM on Blackboard

Instructions: Choose one of the questions below related to the assigned articles and answer it using a minimum of five (5) full length paragraphs of five (5) sentences minimum each. Be sure to have a clear position that you defend with relevant evidence from the article and the textbook – do not use outsides sources. Organize your response in a logical structure and use clear topic sentences and transitions. Edit your paper thoroughly to avoid errors and to improve readability.


v  Standard paper format: Microsoft Word, Times New Roman & 12-point size font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins all around, and MLA citation (Chicago/Turabian is preferred).

v  Make an argument and defend it using evidence, don’t simply “report” the history.

v  Submit on eCampus (Blackboard) using the “Final Paper” link located in the Term Paper folder. Emailed submissions will not be considered.



·       In the article, “A Delicate Subject,” by Laura R. Prieto, what is the author’s point? Do you agree or disagree with Prieto, why or why not? How does the article relate to the standard narrative in the textbook and how does it challenge it?

·       Historian Lauren Araiza has advanced the argument that sharing a “common oppressor” allowed the UFW and the BPP to become unwitting allies against what they perceived was the “capitalist ruling class.” Using her article, “In Common Struggle against a Common Oppression,” expound on her argument; what evidence does she provide and how does it conform, or not, to the narrative found in the textbook?

Respond to the question by creating a thesis/argument and supporting it with points using evidence form the textbook and articles. Keep direct quotes to no more than one sentence long, and don’t forget to cite your sources. Include a “Works Cite” list – also known as a Bibliography at the end. Make sure that the response is in your own voice. Plagiarism will get you a zero, no exceptions (refer to the policy on Scholastic Dishonesty and Plagiarism – link in syllabus).

Grading criteria:

Ø  Argument: 25% Does your response have a clear, singular, specific point that answers the question?

Ø  Evidence: 25% Do you use sufficient relevant evidence to defend your argument?

Ø  Organization: 25% Does your response have logical paragraph and content structures?

Ø  Clarity: 25% Is your prose efficient, crisp, and polished, free of excessive passive voice or distracting spelling or grammatical errors?