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I have included 2 documents: One that explains which Biography. I’m writing… I’m currently on Biography 2. Second Document is the biography from American National Biography Online.


You will identify an important figure in American history from the American National Biography Online database, available through the Liberty Library, and write a one-page biography of that individual.

  • Biography 1 must address an individual who was important in U.S. history between 1866 and 1945.
  • Biography 2 must address an individual who was important in U.S. history after 1945.

In thebiography, you will properly cite the American National Biography Online at the top and write a full, 1-page summary.The summary should not include any footnotes or other citations.

After writing the summary, you will create a bibliography that identifies threescholarly books using the Liberty University Online Library search engine and/or WorldCat (,three scholarly articles using JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, Academic OneFile, and/or Summon (found inLibertyLibrary’s databases), and threereputable websites to create a bibliographyrelated to the subject of your biography. The use of current Turabian formatting in your bibliography is required.

The purposes of this assignment are to teach you about important figures in U.S. history, introduce you to the process of finding different sources available through Liberty University, and help you learn the importance of proper formatting.


  1. Include your name, date, and course on the upper right of your biography. Please single space these items.
  2. The summary must be typed and doubled-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and be at least1 page.
  3. The summary should have at least three paragraphs including an introduction, body, and conclusion. There should be no extra space between paragraphs.
  4. You must place page numbers at the bottom of each page of your summary and bibliography.
  5. Each source in the bibliography must be single-spaced with an extra space between the sources. The sources should be in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.Please see the sample citations below for guidance.
  6. Read and apply the“Tips for Reading and Writing in History” (found in the course’s Additional Information folder, under Syllabus and Assignment Instructions). With very few exceptions, the best biographies will be the ones that undergo several revisions. In your revisions, check for grammatical errors, organizational problems, and the clarity of your descriptions.

Submit Biography 1via SafeAssignby 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2.

Submit Biography 2via SafeAssignby 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.

Proper Turabian format for Biography

Citation for American National Biograpy Online (at top of summary):

Bruce, Robert V. “Bell, Alexander Graham.” American National Biograpy Online.

Bibliography (in alphabetical order)

Books (three books)

Gray, Charlotte.  Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention.  New York:  Arcade Publishing, 2006.

Articles (three scholarly articles)

Beauchamp, Christopher.  “Who Invented the Telephone? Lawyers, Patents, and the Judgments of History”.  Technology and Culturevol. 51, 4 (October 2010):  854-78.

Websites (three reputable websites)

Library of Congress. “The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers.”

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Marley, Bob
(06 February 1945–11 May 1981)
William R. Nash
Published in print: 1999
Published online: February 2000
Marley, Bob (06 February 1945–11 May 1981), musician and political activist, was born Robert Nesta Marley in Nine Miles, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, the son of Norval Marley, a British army officer, and Cedella Malcolm. After Norval Marley abandoned his family, Bob Marley grew up in extreme poverty, moving between Nine Miles and Kingston, finally settling in the rough ghetto of Trench Town.
When Marley and his mother moved to Trench Town in 1957, they shared a house in one of the government tenements, or “yards,” with Thaddeus Livingston and his son, Neville O’Riley “Bunny” Livingston, who became Marley’s constant companion. They dreamed of becoming musicians and eventually began spending time with Joe Higgs, who was widely regarded as one of the best singing teachers in Kingston. There Marley and Livingston met Winston Hubert McIntosh (Peter Tosh); the three learned to harmonize together and eventually formed a singing group called the Wailers.
The Wailers recorded their first singles in 1963, enjoying some local success. From then until Marley’s death, the Wailers were a constantly evolving entity. The group repeatedly changed musical styles as the Jamaican music scene developed, moving from ska, rude boy music, and rock steady to island reggae and then beyond that to a fusion of rock and reggae that transformed the international music scene. As the group evolved, there were also personnel shifts, including Livingston’s and Tosh’s departure and the addition of the I-Threes, a female backup trio including Rita Anderson, whom Marley married in 1966 and with whom he had four children. (Marley also acknowledged having seven illegitimate children.) Most important, however, was the growing emphasis on Marley as a central figure in what had begun collectively.
The emphasis on Marley sprang partially from his charismatic personality and partially from his vision of the Wailers’ importance. A devout Rastafarian, Marley believed that Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I was God incarnate and that Ethiopia was the true homeland for all people of color. Although the Rastafarians were well established in Jamaica before Marley grew famous, his international recognition provided new exposure for the tenets of his religion, and he used himself and the Wailers as vehicles for the Rasta message. Combining his songwriting and his performance style, Marley crafted an image as a Rasta prophet, spreading their message of harmony and praising the power of Jah—the shortened version of “Jehovah,” which Rastafarians regularly use to refer to Selassie. When, in 1978, one of Selassie’s children gave Marley a ring that the emperor had worn, the prophet’s anointing seemed complete.
As the Wailers, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, Marley and his associates produced ten albums in the 1970s, toured the world repeatedly spreading their Rasta message, and became a powerful force in Jamaican and international politics. Although Marley’s day-to-day life resembled that of many other professional musicians, he always remembered his roots and acted on that memory. Biographer
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Stephen Davis notes that Marley regularly received supplicants from the ghetto in his compound on Jamaica’s exclusive Hope Road, and he dispensed favors and money freely, thereby gaining a reputation as the friend and helper of Jamaica’s poor.
His interest in and commitment to Jamaica’s lower classes also appears in his participation in two politically significant concert events in Jamaica. The 1976 Smile Jamaica concert was originally conceived of as a benefit for the island poor. Shortly before the performance, however, the Jamaican government co-opted the concert, scheduled elections in its wake, and forced Marley into a situation that made it seem he was endorsing a particular candidate. In response to the “endorsement,” assassins broke into the Marley compound, seriously wounding Bob Marley, Rita Marley, and Marley’s manager, Don Taylor. After a brief period in seclusion, Marley and the Wailers performed at the concert, transforming their musical set into a stinging condemnation of their attackers. Even more important than the Smile Jamaica event was the One Love Peace Concert of 1978, at which Marley induced the rival leaders of Jamaica’s warring political parties to join him onstage and to clasp hands. A powerful statement of unity in a country riven by violence and corruption, the moment remains almost mythical in its significance.
Marley’s political activism increased as he addressed issues outside Jamaica, particularly efforts for African independence. Driven by his Rastafarianism and its emphasis on the sanctity of Africa for blacks, Marley actively supported African countries’ efforts for freedom. One reward he received for this was an invitation to perform at the official celebration of Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980; Marley was so honored by this invitation that he flew the Wailers there at his own expense as a gift to the new country.
After he returned from Africa, Marley embarked on a tour of America, where he was intent on reaching out to the African-American community, which had so far resisted the Rasta message. He collapsed on tour and was diagnosed with lung, stomach, and brain cancer, which he fought briefly and intensely. When he died in Miami, Florida, he was an international star whose words and music carried incredible political clout. Since his death, Marley has reached near-deity status in many parts of the world, and the presence and power of his music remains unabated.
Two major biographies of Bob Marley are Stephen Davis, Bob Marley (1985), and Timothy White, Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, rev. ed. (1989). White’s work assesses Marley’s mysticism and provides a complete discography, which is notably absent in Davis’s book. Davis’s work describes the human Marley behind the myth. In addition to these books, Bruce Talamon, Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer (1994), provides some interesting insights into the man, as well as a number of useful photographs. Similarly, the liner notes for the CD box set Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom are a good starting place and offer other interesting artifacts as well.
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Marley, Bob< 9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0000049859> in Grove Music Online<http://>
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