This essay will focus on an issue that emerges from our first two Literary Periods, (Slavery and Freedom-1747 to 1865 or Reconstruction to the New Negro-1865 to1919) and will ask you to compare two authors around this issue. Specifically, compare & contrast the themes and characteristics of two authors literary contributions. This essay should be double-spaced and 2-4 pages in length. A documented essay is one in which you include textual support from our course readings to support and illustrate your thesis. Furthermore, this type of essay asks you to illustrate your understanding of essay structure (Introduction with a thesis, supporting body paragraphs, and conclusion). This essay is due by the end of the 5th week of the quarter.