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Innumerable Sentence: House servants were responsible for uncovering and revealing to slave owners innumerable planned slave insurrections. Definition: Too many to be counted. Insurrection Sentence: House servants were responsible for uncovering and revealing innumerable planned slave insurrection. Definition: a violent uprising against an authority or government. Retribution Sentence: They feel indignant at the servitude that is imposed upon them and only want power to inflict the most cruel retribution upon their oppressors; but they desire only the means of subsistence and temporary gratification in this country during their abode here. Definition: Something given or inflicted in such requital.
Crusade Sentence: Lew fitted from one plantation to another, in the dead of night, preaching a crusade to Mexico, and creating a furor of excitement wherever he appeared. Definition: Any war carried on under papal sanction. Repressive Sentence: Yet no matter how repressive slave owners became, there were always slaves who tried to escape who knew little more than that if they would eventually reach a place where they would be free. Definition: tending or serving to repress.
I think the author wrote this book (to be a slave) was because he wanted to inform the reader. He wanted to let all of us know what it was like to be a slave back in the day. So, he wrote a book.
I believe the text structure of this book is cause and effect because something seems to happen then there is a bad effect to follow it.
Men Wore shirt and tattered jeans Were a little shy at the dances they had. Had a great amount of hatred. Clothes with holes in them. Were treated like animals. Wore close to nothing, but dresses with holes in them. Weren’t as hateful as the men were. Loved to dance and sing. Women Same
Subject: How slaves were treated. Authors Feelings: Sorrow, hatred, depressed, yet inspired Text Evidence: Even more rare was the occasion when the auction block became a source of joy.
1. Beginning Page: 25 Main Idea: The living quarters for the slaves while traveling in the ship were unbearable. Middle Page: 56 Main Idea: How slaves got to the plantations, what they looked like, and how they were transported.
Ending Page: 127 Main Idea: When slaves retired there were 3 paths to take being sold, lashed, or killed. And their master chose that. 2. Details: Writing it the exact way the people described it. Page #: 35 Comments: To let me know how they talked back then. Details: Italics. Page #: 88 Comments: How he wrote his own comments in italics. Details: Poem lines on the songs. Page: 113 Comments: The way he puts the songs in poem lines makes me sing the tune in my head.
1. Situation: Babies were thrown overboard Character Actions: jump, scream, cry for their drowning infant. Conclusion Drawn: Jump overboard and swim, even though you’re risking your life. 2. Situation: Religious meetings Character Feelings: Joyful, fulfilled, loud, and accompanied by the lord. Conclusions Drawn: Meet in secret, because the master doesn’t want us to be worshipping the lord.
To Be A Slave Article of The Week The book tells how slavery began and the hardships they faced This book says no slave was ever free unless he/she lived up North Both tell about what happened during slavery. This article tells about how slavery ended. The article says some slaves in the south were free.
1. Facts: Page #: 56 Solomon Northup was free, then captured and sold as a slave. Comments: I think the author put this fact in here to show the reader you are never free if you were an African-American. Page #:105 The slaves would sing as a warning or in a source of joy. Comments: The reason I think he included that is to let the reader know how the slaves communicated. Page #: 73 A slaves work is never done. Comments: I think he put this fact in here is to show, when you’re a slave you are always being worked. Page #: 94 Henson was the co-owner of the plantation. The reason I believe the author put this in here is a slave is property and you can upgrade it whenever you like. Page #: 126 Thousands of slaves escaped, but couldn’t live with what they had. Comments: I think this was a fact because, a slave can be poor, depending on who, but they can’t survive in the wilderness.
2. Page #: 102 What the owner thought was right, the slave thought the opposite. Comments: The reason I think this opinion is here, is to show how badly they hated their master. Page #:42 Selling was inhuman. Comments: The reason I believe this opinion is in this book is selling your own species is terrible. Page #: 48 The auction block could be very emotional. Comments: I think he put this in here is it would be hard to watch your loved one be sold. Page #: 58 Slaves were acts in their masters own little play. Comments: I think this was added because, it’s true and he wanted to make a statement. Page #: 127 Slave owners were shocked whenever a slave retired. Comments: I think this opinion is here because maybe they were shocked, since they were losing a slave.
1. Page #: 119 I relate to this paragraph because if a fellow slave were to run away and asked to take shelter in my home for the night, I would gladly let them. 2. Page #: 101 I dislike this paragraph because it made me feel like the slaves did. And it’s right from wrong. 3. Page #: 56 I dislike this paragraph because it makes me sad and it also tells how many slaves there were being held, and I disagree with that,.