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After reading the first hand accounts of slaves provided or others available at the North American Slave Narratives Project. Explain what you see at the most important elements of slave culture. How were slaves able to maintain a culture in a system in which they had few legal rights? What challenges hindered the development of slave culture? Why was maintaining a culture important to slaves during the Antebellum era? How is slavery portrayed today and is it accurate?

To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:

  1. Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
  2. In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you.

Question 2:

One of the main jobs of historians is to interpret the past by reviewing primary documents, scholarly secondary sources, and then creating an analysis of this research. After reading your text and reviewing the assigned materials, submit an analysis of Women’s Reform Movements in the 1840s and 1850s.
You might want to consider the following questions, but you are not limited to them: Why did women begin joining reform movements at this point in American history? Why do you think the causes of abolitionism and women’s rights were so intertwined in the early years of these movements? What do you think the reformers accomplished or failed to accomplish?
This assignment should be at least 300 words and contain your reactions or questions about some specific issue within the historical narrative which you find compelling. For full credit, your paper must not simply sum up the reading or repeat points made there. Rather, I’m looking for you to create your own interpretation, explain the emotional content of the piece, or discuss some original insight. Include citations as needed.

 

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