The Prison Industrial Complex
October 15th, 2021
Your first assignment will be short; however, there will be significant primary source expectations. And I will also be expecting you to generate your own research question and thesis as well. Your basic area of focus will be something related to slavery, Reconstruction/Jim Crow, the prison industrial complex, or anything related to contemporary discrimination. I will expect you to narrow your focus into a research question that you can answer in fewer than 1000 words. In addition, I will be expecting you to utilize at least 5 primary sources and 7 overall as you look to answer your question. Therefore, your research should inform your choice of research question once you decide on a general topic.