Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2019-20: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
The period we are studying is one of those that led to the production of more complete travel narratives. Three in particular are mentioned in your textbook.
Choose one of these and do a little research on him on the side (Wikipedia can be a start, but you can probably uncover original texts as well). What kinds of things was the one you chose discussing? Why is this brought to the fore as opposed to other things? Were these narratives motivated by a persuasive agenda? (Those who have taken American Literature may want to compare also the accounts of John Smith, Cabesa de Vaca, and Byrd as an extension of this kind of writing — but I want you to concentrate here on one of these three authors in respect to Africa.)
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