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combination of many that speak to you and run with it!
In Uncle Tom's Cabin,
Harriett Beecher Stowe uses the character Augustine St. Clare to state a
popularly held notion at the time that slavery is worse for the master than for
the slave. Discuss your thoughts about this notion.
Discuss the concept
that slaves are better off with their masters than they would be on their own.
Look at how Stowe's
zeal for the subject of anti-slavery and her numerous Biblical references might
impact her narrative as a whole. What, if any, qualities make it melodramatic
Throughout this work
there are overarching ideas about the institution of slavery, slave holders,
families, politics and/or the economy.
Consider and discuss any or a combination of these topics.
Harriet Jacobs in “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”
presents herself as a teenager. Choose and describe some of the challenges
Linda Brent faced while she lived under Flint; there are many and they are
varied in complexity. Be sure to support your assertions with quotes and cites
from the source.
Answer the higher order questions of how and why in
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