History 108

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

PSA #1: Forced Labor in the Atlantic World


1. Read the following primary sources and take notes. You will need to include examples with citations in your response.


  • The primary sources should be cited in your paper so I know where the information that you are discussing came from.
  • Use in-text MLA-style citations (authors last name page number) at the end of the sentence it relates to.
  • Consider the following questions when you are reading the sources and creating your response.
    • Who wrote the primary source?
    • How did their social location (race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.) influence their writing and the argument they made in the primary source?

2. Review the module lecture, reading, and videos to help you understand the historical context of the above primary sources, but base your answers and the bulk of your response on information found in the above primary sources.

3. Answer the following questions, write 1-2 pages total or record yourself thoroughly answering the questions.

  • After reading the above passages from , what do you think were the experiences of slaves? Provide 2 examples from the source to support your answer.
  • After reading/listening to the above , what do you think were the experiences of indentured servants? Provide 2 examples from the source to support your answer.
  • Why do you think colonists in North America used different forms of forced labor?

1-2 pages in length or equivalent recording
Answered all 3 questions
Included at least 4 examples (2 from each primary source) and cite them