Name: [INSERT NAME HERE]
Book Response Assignment
20% of course grade
DIRECTIONS: This assignment is a response to Martha S. Jones’ Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. To complete this assignment, you must fully answer the below short-answer questions using specific details from the book. YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO USE THE BOOK—ANY USE OF OUTSIDE SOURCES (INCLUDING INTERNET SOURCES) WILL RESULT IN A POINT DEDUCTION OF AT LEAST TEN PERCENTAGE POINTS (AND COULD POSSIBLY RESULT IN A ZERO)! NO PLAGIARIZM ALLOWED AND DO NOT EVEN PARAPHRASE BECAUSE I WILL BE ABLE TO FIND IT OUT EVEN IF TURNITIN DOES NOT.
Remember that the purpose of this assignment is to make sure you have read and understood the book, so be as specific as possible and avoid vagueness! You should write a large paragraph (at least 10-15 sentences) for each question. Each question is worth 20 points, for a total of 100 points (20% of your course grade). Please use this sheet and TYPE your answers.
1. What argument(s) does the author make in the introduction about the role of Black women in the American struggle for voting rights? How does the book “retell” and “correct the record” of American history and the history of women? What does the author mean when she uses the term “vanguard” to describe Black women? Also, describe how the author’s own family history inspired and informed her work on this book.