For next Tuesday, October 11, your second response paper is due. The paper should closely analyze a passage from “Deeds.” You can either:
Make a claim about how Shaw represents and/or critiques the sharecropping system.
Make a claim about how Shaw characterizes his organizing with the Sharecroppers’ Union.
You can use information and conceptual frameworks from lecture, but again, your analysis should be mostly grounded in your passage. Think hard about the kinds of language Shaw uses to describe his work and/or activism and narrate his life, and try to use the details to deepen your insights about the specific arguments he’s making.
For tomorrow, you should bring in a passage you will use for your paper–try to construct a thesis statement, but if not, just bring in your passage.
You also have some short primary source readings for Tuesday:
And here’s the link to Eleanor Roosevelt’s article “The Negro and Social Change” :
And some for Thursday:
And a link to this interview with Packinghouse worker Anna Novak