Second Paper Assignment

In a paper of 3-5 pages, discuss the following question. Why were Americans so concerned about race in the Jacksonian period? What made race such a pressing question? Use Jacob's book and these two documents

Barber, John Warner, A History of the Amistad Captives.

Playbill from the Bowery Theatre, September 4, 1839

You can start with the background material collected here. You can use any other material from the course to make your case.

Remember, your paper must have a thesis--a specific answer to the question--and evidence to support the argument.