Kindred - Kindred is the most interesting book Ive read...

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“Kindred” is the most interesting book I’ve read about slave. I’ve gained more knowledge about the life of slaves, and how different social treatment they were from the whites. The first time I’ve learned about the word slave was in the Old Testament of Bible, when Moses led slaves out of Egypt. It is hard to imagine a life as slave, since we are born in this time period. I thought it must be hard for Dana because she needs to not only care about her ancestor, but also her own safety because she is a Black. In comparison with her, Kevin has some “white privileges” that keep him from being whipped. The most important is, he has the freedom to do whatever he wants. We can see that in the past, the value of skin colors was different from nowadays. Also we can see how environment and culture influence people’s thinking. At the first trip back to the past, in page 98it says, “And I began to realize why Kevin and I had fitted so easily into this time. We weren’t really in. We were observers watching a show……While we
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY 105 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '07 term at Seattle University.

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Kindred - Kindred is the most interesting book Ive read...

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