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11 1/8
The Slave Narrative
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Slave Narratives
William W. Brown and Frederick Douglass (1845)
One of the most widely read genres of 19th century American literature
Inspiration for African American literary tradition
Slave Narratives:
The Politics
Institution of Slavery
Slave Narratives:
Do Now
Go to the back of the room and get your independent reading books
Take out your book log
Begin reading silently and independently
Friday, January 8th
Slave Narratives:
Historical Implications
Most accurate record of that time period and the lives of slaves
Explored the many dimensions of slave life and emotions
Discusses the labor, culture, punishments, private lives, relationships with owners, and hardships
Do Now
Take out your essay and vocabulary homework
Copy down the Lesson EQ
Respond to the following question in your notes:
From your perspective, what did it mean to be a slave?
Based on its name, what do you think a slave narrative is?
Why might it be such a valuable literary genre?
Many freed slaves, like Sojourner Truth, became abolitionists and spokesmen
Narratives served as publicity of the horrors of slave life
Autobiographies of the endurance of America's four million slaves
Combined, they form a picture of slave life as a whole
Capture the voices of American slavery to relive the experiences of that time period
Slavery versus Indentured Servitude
Work with your partner to fill in the venn diagram
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