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This week I want to see how you connect the main ideas/themes and issues raised by Border Law with those that we have discussed in previous weeks.  I want to see at least one reference to previous materials.
What was the experience of women in the territories/colonies?  Or Indian women?  How was Indian slavery different from African slavery–or how was it described differently?  Think about the different sources we are introduced to this week: how do we learn about these early societies?  How does this type of resource (ie storytelling/oral history) possibly change the story?  How is “citizenship” and “nationhood” defined, obtained, and maintained?  Who decides who gets access to these rights and identities, and how are those rights, and access, determined?