After reading all of Sparks, Where the Negroes are Masters, write a short essay taking an argumentative position based on one of the topics below.
Choose one of the following questions and write 750-1000 words (3-4 pages) on the topic. All sources, including Sparks, must be cited and referenced in APA
1. Did Europeans force the slave trade on their African counterparts in Anomabo? Please comment on the power dynamics present in Anomabo to examine the extent to which a clearly defined racial hierarchy determined the trade in humans in West Africa.
2.European and American merchants trading in Anomabo confronted the pawn system of trading, a peculiar system of using humans as pawn to facilitate the exchange of trade goods from Europe for African captives. Was this system detrimental to European interests in this region and, by implication, favorable to African merchants engaged in the trade? Why or why not?
3.What factors caused the decline of Anomabos role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade? Why?
Your essay should include:
An introductory paragraph explaining which topic you have chosen and a thesis statement that articulates your argumentative position.
Body paragraphs which use specific evidence from Sparks and other course materials to reinforce your thesis statement argument and counter opposing positions
A concluding paragraph summarizing your overall points and offering your conclusions.
In-text citations and a list of references