Question 01 (Williams Book)
Read “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African” (Chapter 2 42-51). What does this document illustrate about life in West Africa? How does it show the slave trade’s destabilizing effect on African society and family?
Question 02 (Franklin Book)
Describe a typical voyage (from the enslaved point of view) on a slave ship from Africa to the New World.
Question 03 (Williams)
Read “The Second Voyage of John Hawkins, 1564- 1565” (85-93) and “The Middle Passage and Personality Change among Diaspora Africans” (96-107). Using both explain the conditions on the ships. Did Africans resist their condition? How does the author Uya describe the slave ship vs. the plantation? What is the motive behind slave uprisings? What tactics were used to quell rebellion?
Question 04 (Williams Book)
Read “The Origins of the Debate: Slavery and Racism in Seventeenth-Century Virginia” (118-152). To what extent do the colonial laws of Maryland and Virginia display prejudiced attitudes toward blacks that may have predisposed whites to think of them as inferior and thus able to be enslaved?
Question 05 (Franklin Book)
Of the four main regions discussed in this chapter, the Chesapeake, the Lower South (South Carolina), the MidAtlantic, and New England which one had the most rigid and oppressive system of slavery? Which region treated slaves better than other regions? Did this situation change over time?
Due: 6 hours