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I was particularly struck by the paranoia that possessed the whites over the revolt that never came. The prosecutor in Gabriel's trial shows it best. He tries to ascertain from Gabriel if any whites are behind the planning of the insurrection; and when the prosecutor could not prove any collusion by any whites in Gabriel's excellent plant to capture the arsenal and powerhouse, then burn Richmond, the public prosecutor labels Gabriel and company as "Mad dogs" (212). I was impressed even further with how selflessly and strongly Gabriel believes in the justness of his cause when he says, "A man is got a right to have freedom in the place where he's born. He is got cause to want all his kinfolks free like hisself" (210). I was not intrigued with the emphasis the slave owners show on the slaves as property. Despite the earlier threat of a revolt, the continual hanging of slaves starts to bother the plantation owners who begin to see the hangings as a depletion of their valuable livestock. I am uncomfortable with the thought of human beings being considered as livestock. Black Thunder
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