HIS Case Study 3

HIS Case Study 3 - Joshua Huver 27 January 2008 T Campbell HIS 1120 Case Study 3 1 The selection from Olaudah Equianos memoirs does not indicate

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Joshua Huver 27 January, 2008 T. Campbell HIS 1120 Case Study 3 1. The selection from Olaudah Equiano’s memoirs does not indicate much about his African home and African culture very blatantly, one must read between the lines and try to infer from himself what it reveals about Equiano’s past. From his first reaction that the white men were monsters that wanted to eat him, it shows that the tribe he belongs too is very superstitious and afraid of people that are different. He’s used to different black people, but theses people with ‘red faces and long hair’ completely terrify him. Or, it could be argued that it is simply the result of a ten year old boy’s imagination hard at work to explain something he’s never seen before. The other men on the boat give him liquor, and he knows what it is, although never having drank it before. Instead of calming him and bringing him back to the here and now, it severely intoxicated him. When the boat finally lands in Barbados, he is shocked to see horses and considers the men on them
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course HIS 1120 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Greensboro College.

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HIS Case Study 3 - Joshua Huver 27 January 2008 T Campbell HIS 1120 Case Study 3 1 The selection from Olaudah Equianos memoirs does not indicate

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