Legacy of Slavery - AFRICOL 100 2/3/08 In Angela Davis's...

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AFRICOL 100 2/3/08 In Angela Davis’s article many topics of slavery are discussed that I had never heard before. I have learned that topics that do not have a lot of information are sometimes the most important subjects to discuss. It allows us to discover what caused these topics to be left out, and why they were never looked into before. Davis, in a way, fills in pieces of history that were in the very least left out of my school’s history books. She gives us a view of the female slave that many have never heard before, and allows us to have a more well-rounded view of slavery and its legacy. Too often positive aspects of American history are the only parts focused on with the negative aspects only get touched upon, or are altogether toned down to be less harsh. Slavery is often one of those topics. Instead, students learn about the battles fought during the Civil War or how the North versus the South lived. They learn about Lincoln and Grant, but not about the brutality that was the everyday life of the enslaved. Harriet Tubman is one of the only females
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course AFRICOL 100 taught by Professor Townsend during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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Legacy of Slavery - AFRICOL 100 2/3/08 In Angela Davis's...

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