Short Analysis #1
Blessed are the Meek, for they will inherit the Earth Matthew 5:5
Between the years of 1773 and 1789, two black authors emerged from the growing antislavery front in America, publishing separate works that wo
Soul: Du Bois refers to the African American people as souls, suggesting that they are
more than the physical body that has been abused and degraded by slavery and that they
are more than their o
REVISION POINTS FOR PAPER
Identity why is it significant that both Equiano and Wheatley are converted
Remove the point of moral suasion go back to check historical dates. Moral
suasion was not a discourse they would have employed. More accurate
Race: Are We So Different?
The Museum of Natural Historys exhibit, Race: Are We So Different? Offers an
in depth look at race and racism in the United States through historical, cultural, and
biological frames; it
for the purposes of proving the evils of slavery and turning her audience against it, harriet
jacobs portrays the role of motherhood as warped by slavery.
In _, Harriet Jacobs recounts her life as a slave girl in the South
(specific area?) She published t
Olney begins his discussion with an overarching definition of the word
autobiography, and as he deconstructs the meaning he comes to the point of imagination.
In regards to the slave narrative, he insists that the authors of these
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
1. How does this text evoke Du Bois Souls?
The text evokes Du Bois Souls in the description of the veil, and of the double
consciousness that blacks develop. The veil is metaphorica
1) Jacobs speaks from two primary subject positions in her narrative; that of a former
slave and that of a mother. When Jacobs is first considering plans to escape, her
grandmother admonishes her, telling her that nobody respects a mother who forsakes her
Harriet Jacobs Notes Motherhood
my grandmother remained in her service as a slave; but her children were divided
among her masters children. As she had five, Benjamin, the youngest one, was
sold, in order that each heir might have an equal portin of dolla
Smaller works: Johnson, Chesnutt, Dunbar?
Main work: Du Bois
Smaller works: Dunbar, Du Bois, Johnson?
Main Work: Chesnutt
The role of black music/song/orality in African American Culture
Smaller works: Johnson, Dunb
Final Paper Abstract
The final paper will be written about the topic of double consciousness and its
effects on the psyche of black people. An exploration of why and when it occurs in the
lives of several authors, or
Extra Credit Carla Peterson and Black Gotham
Carla Petersons talk about her book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African
Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City, was eye-opening and perspective-changi
Twisted Picture: Motherhood in Harriet Jacobs Narrative
In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs recounts her life as a slave in North
Carolina. She published the autobiography under a pseudony