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Sudanese Civil War
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“… they just don’t appreciate the
country they live in..”
14. Works Cited
“Agriculture.” Country Studies. U.S. Lib of Congress, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2010. <http://countrystudies.us/sudan/55.htm>. This source provided specific information about the agriculture in
Sudan. I evaluated the information by checking the credibility of the owner of the site. I found that the U.S. Library of Congress owns the website. The Library of
Congress is very dependable in providing accurate information. This source helped me in my research by providing information about how the agriculture productivity
has decreased of the years during the civil war in Sudan. It helped my understanding of the specific statistics of the decline.
Banks, Tamara. “Journalist Sparks Important Social Discussion.” Summit Daily News. Swift Communications, Inc., 1 Oct. 2010. Web. 26 Oct. 2010.
<http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20101001/AE/100939987/1078&ParentProfile=1055>. This information source provided me with information on the slavery
problem during the war in southern Sudan. I evaluated this source by checking the author’s credibility. The author, Tamara Banks is a Denver area television and radio
journalist who has traveled the Sudan/Darfur region documenting human slavery. She has studied in the Sudan region for an extensive amount of time. She has also
published several other articles about first hand experiences with slaves from Sudan. This information source enhanced my understanding by providing information on
the drastic statistics of the slavery crisis in southern Sudan. It has helped me understand how many families have been affected by the war and sold into slavery.
Buckley, Stephen. “Loss of Culturally Vital Cattle Leaves Dinka Tribe Adrift in Refugee Camps.” The Washington Post. The Washington Post Co, 24 Aug. 1997. Web. 26 Oct. 2010.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/africanlives/sudan/sudan.htm>. This article mainly focused on the specific effects of the war on the Dinka
tribe. I evaluated the information source by evaluating the author. I found by searching his background in Google that he has done extensive research on the Dinka
Tribe. He has also taken several trips to Sudan to evaluate the damage done by the war. This information source not only supplied me with the effects of the war on
the Dinka tribe, but it also gave me specific information from people of the Dinka. It provided me with primary source information.
Dau, John Bul. God Grew Tired of Us. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2007. Print. This memoir is the text that we based our research off of. It provided us with information
on the Sudanese civil war, and also a first hand account of the war told from the view of a Dinka. We checked the credibility of the author by researching his history on
Google. We found that he is a real Dinka that has suffered the horrors of war. This information source helped us in our research by giving us firsthand information on
the specific details about the horrible things that happened during the war. It helped us understand what it really felt like to be in the war as a young person.
“Dinka.” Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Ed. Timothy L Gall and Susan B Gall. Vol. 8. Detroit: Gale, 1999. 181-184. Gale Virtual Reference. Web. 24 Oct. 2010.
<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3435900462&v=2.1&u=cant48040&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w>. This source explained the customs of the Dinka tribe. I
evaluated this source by checking the credibility of the information. I compared it to other similar articles on Gale Virtual Reference Library to make sure the
information was accurate. This information source helped me understand the morals of the Dinkas. It provided me with information on how the civil war in Sudan
affected the tribe.
“The Economy.” Country Studies. U.S. Lib of Congress, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2010. <http://countrystudies.us/sudan/53.htm>. This article provided me with information on the economy of Sudan
from 1950 until present day. I evaluated the information source by checking the credibility of the publisher by searching on the “about us” page. The U.S. Library of
Congress is the publisher. The U.S. Library of Congress is the center for all information on the world’s countries. This information enhanced my learning by providing
statistics rather than estimates. It provided me with examples of the decline in Sudan’s economy.
Sebit, Sindani. “Road to Referendum.” Sudan Tribune. SudanTribune, 30 Oct. 2009. Web. 26 Oct. 2010. <http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article32955>. This source provided me
with information on the upcoming referendum in Sudan. I evaluated the source by using the CRAAP test. I checked the accuracy by evaluating other websites. I made
sure that all of the assumptions made in the article were supported by sufficient evidence. This information gave me great insight on the referendum in Sudan. It
provided me with information on the possible outcomes of the election. I also learned about the SPLA’s views on the referendum as well as northern Sudan’s views.
“Southern Sudanese Independence Referendum, 2011.” Wikipedia. N.p., 22 Oct. 2010. Web. 24 Oct. 2010.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Sudanese_independence_referendum,_2011#cite_note-14>. This article explained the upcoming referendum in Sudan. I
evaluated the source by checking the validity of the quote I used from Salva Kiir, the president of the southern region of Sudan. I used Google to validate his
statement. This source helped me understand the consequences of the 2011 referendum in Sudan. It helped me realize to what aspects of the policy the political
leaders are concerned.
“Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement.” Wikipedia. N.p., 21 Oct. 2010. Web. 24 Oct. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_People’s_Liberation_Army/Movement#US_support>.
This source provided information on the SPLA and SPLM organizations. I evaluated the information in this source by using Google to verify the information was correct.
I also checked for bias points. This source gave me the basic information on the main goals of the SPLA. It helped me understand the purpose of the organization.