Wednesday, October 7, 2009

African American History, missing work? Here you go

It has come to my attention (and my grade book) that a number of students have not completed and submitted the Olaudah Equiano in-class assignment. We are moving ahead but it is still important that the assignment gets done! The interim reports will reflect that I have not received the assignment but if you get it done, your quarter grade will include the assignment. I have attached the website that I took the excerpts of the primary source document and also the questions that you are responsible for answering. please, please, please, hand in your work!

Excerpts of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African (London, 1789).

Questions to Answer

1. Describe the Oloudah Equiano's family

2. Describe how Equiano was taken into slavery

3. Describe Equiano's Captors

4. What were a few of the sights that Equiano experienced?
5. Describe one episode of cruelty on the Slaver

6. Describe one way in which the crew prevented the slaves from rebelling

7. Describe Equiano's first encounters with Planters (know the def. of a Planter)

8. What did the old Africans tell Equiano once he reached harbor?

9. What was the firs think that struck Equiano when he came to land?

10. Describe the process of buying slaves as told by Equiano

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