The historical environment and historical occurrences and their impact on black women from 1840 to 1865

The historical environment and historical occurrences and their impact on black women from 1840 to 1865
This is a research paper for a capstone class. I will give a lot of instructions because I want to be clear as possible on what I need:
• The paper needs to be MLA format, 12 points font, double line spaced with standard margins, 5 pages long with a 6thbibliography page (the site says we get that for free)
• A minimum of 5 secondary resources need to be used and present a clear and cohesive argument based on these research findings
• Please do not make broad statements not backed by the research and assume the reader knows nothing about the topic
• Cite specific historical examples and theories for that time periodONLY(1840-1865)
• Mainly focus on black women and their contributions/accomplishments/struggles in the historical environment
• Important things/people to focus on:

o The American Civil war –Cathay Williams
o The abolitionist movement
o Underground railroad – Harriet Tubman
o Fugitive slave law of 1850 – Harriet Ann Jacobs
o Emancipation Proclamation
o 13th amendment
o Sojourner Truth –Ain’t I a woman 1851 speech
o Mary Jane Patterson –First to receive college degree
o Try to touch up on the terms: white frame, white privilege, intersectionality and make a connection between them and the time period

• More topics/people you can look at if you’d like:
o Antebellum period
o Cult of true womanhood
o Sectionalism
o Compromise of 1850
o Bleeding Kansas
o Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Clara Brown
o Sophia B. Packard, Elizabeth Cady Staton, L. Maria Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe

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