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Slavery in america

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An introduction to American slavery-preparing to read Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

An introduction to American slavery-preparing to read Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.


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  • Moral dilemma -Christians must set slaves free
  • Moral dilemma -Christians must set slaves free
  • Moral dilemma -Christians must set slaves free
  • Typically, an african american writer had to have a white male authenticate their work
  • Typically, an african american writer had to have a white male authenticate their work
  • Typically, an african american writer had to have a white male authenticate their work
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    • 1. A History of Slaves in America Ambre Lee Dubnoff Center
    • 2. Slavery: An American History
      • 1539-The first black men in America were explorers, not slaves
    • 3. Slavery: An American History
      • 1539-The first black men in America were explorers, not slaves
      • 1619-The first African Americans in Jamestown were laborers, not slaves
    • 4. Slavery: An American History
      • 1539-The first black men in America were explorers, not slaves
      • 1619-The first African Americans in Jamestown were laborers, not slaves
      • 1700- The growth of plantations in the south = the main entry into slavery in North America
    • 5. Slavery: An American History
      • Chattel Slavery-People are stripped of their culture=social death. The system was designed to prevent a person from developing a personal identity.
    • 6. Slave Narratives
      • Recount personal experiences of A.A. who escaped to the North
    • 7. Slave Narratives
      • Recount personal experiences of A.A. who escaped to the North
      • Biblical allusions
    • 8. Slave Narratives
      • Recount personal experiences of A.A. who escaped to the North
      • Biblical allusions
      • Written to appeal to white audiences
    • 9. Slave Narratives
      • Recount personal experiences of A.A. who escaped to the North
      • Biblical allusions
      • Written to appeal to white audiences
      • Recorded disparities of America’s ideal of freedom and the reality of racism
    • 10. Slave Narratives
      • Often dismissed as propaganda
    • 11. Slave Narratives
      • Often dismissed as propaganda
      • Popular in literary circles in the US and GB
    • 12. Slave Narratives
      • Often dismissed as propaganda
      • Popular in literary circles in the US and GB
      • After Civil War-many ex-slaves continued to write to ensure it never happened again.