Assignment 2: Comparing Lives
For this assignment, compare the lives of William Byrd and Olaudah Equiano. These are two very different experiences of early American life: one of relative luxury and ease and the other of bondage and slavery. How are the differences in these lives made manifest? How do these deep differences get articulated in how each writer views the world, his role in it, and his sense of himself as a person? Be sure to use material and examples from your readings and research to support your conclusions.
As you reflect on this comparison, respond to the following questions:
Compile your responses in a 2–3-page paper in Microsoft Word (not counting the title and reference pages). Include an APA formatted title page and reference page. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M2_A2.doc.
Submit your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Saturday, January 16, 2016.