1. Introduction Paragraph
a. Write a few sentences about slavery and emancipation in the West Indies. Doing so
gives you the topic area for the paper. Then mention the paper’s topic which
emancipation in Jamaica. Once you have done this, then you write the thesis
statement. The thesis statement says what you intend to do in the paper about the
topic. I think examining the life of the ex-slaves, with a focus on freedom, would be a
good thesis. Another would be to present an evaluation of what emancipation really
meant in Jamaica.
2. Paragraph Two
a. In this paragraph you provide a historical context for the life of the ex-slave in Jamaica
after emancipation. The book, British Slave Emancipation HT1093.G74, will be
helpful for this paragraph and much of the rest of the book. For this paragraph use
chapters 1-3, which looks at Jamaica on the eve of emancipation.
b. For this paragraph, you will have at least one endnote.
3. Paragraph Three
a. Beginning in this paragraph and until the next to the last paragraph in the paper, you
examine what life was like after the so-called great emancipation.
(1) British Slave Emancipation chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10
(2) Abolition and Its Aftermath HT1073.A26 chapters 9 and 11 Be sure to use
this book because I do not want too much of the paper just based on British
(3) Out of Slavery HT1093.098 Chapter 8 should be helpful for you as you end
the paper. You should consider basing the next to the last paragraph on this
chapter because it will help you move into the paper’s conclusion.
c. Unfortunately, From Columbus to Castro is not on the shelf. The books that I have for
you, however, will do the job.
d. The topic sentence of the third paragraph states the basic point begins the flow through
the next four or five paragraphs of your examination of life in emancipated Jamaica.
In this section of the paper you will have most of the endnotes.