Empire Comparison Essay Instructions: To demonstrate your understanding of world civilizations, your final essay will focus on the analysis of the rise and fall of empires/kingdoms throughout the time period….
The American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World, by David Stannard
Essay #1 based on The American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World, by David Stannard.
Consider and answer the following questions: Genocide and Holocaust are powerful words that are usually associated with the inhuman actions of Nazi Germany during World War II. Do you think these words apply to what the Spanish did to the native people they encountered? Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support their claims. What do you think motivated the actions of the Spanish in the New World? Consider the circumstances in both Spain and the New World as motivations Based on this article, can you make some generalizations about 15th century European views of alien/new cultures? For this article I would like you to consider all of the above questions, and provide a concise and well organized essay that addresses all these issues in some way. I want your answers synthesized into an narrative that is easy to understand ( Intro, Body, Conclusion). I don’t want answers numbered or bulleted. I was want your answers contained in the text of your essay. You can address these issues in any order you like. You don’t have to answer the 1st one 1st, or the last one last. Be creative in how you group ideas and opinions. I would like standard composition form. Remember grammar and spelling are important. Please use a standard 12 font for the text. Paper should be a minimum of 1200 words. When you use specific examples from the article, whether it be a direct quote or a close paraphrasing, you must use a citation. For this assignment that means a page number in parenthesis right after the quote or paraphrase. Every Essay should have citations. -Remember, one of the things you are doing with this assignment is to convince me that you read and understand the entire article. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to write the paper using your words and ideas, with the support of the content of the article .