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Date Created: 04/14/16
HI 1063 – Early US History Discussion Section Assignment – Life in 18 -Century Virginia: Planters, Servants, Slaves Instructions: 1) Follow the syllabus and read the two docs (3-7 and 3-8) assigned in the Reader. Make sure you can answer the questions at the end of each reading. 2) Then read: “What Can you Learn From a Runaway Slave Ad? (see link on Blackboard) For additional background info, see also the handout “Slavery and the Law in VA” on Blackboard. THEN, go to the Colonial Williamsburg site, “Transcriptions of Virginia Gazette Runaway Slave Ads” at: http://www.history.org/history/teaching/runaway.cfm Print out these ads so that you can use them in class. 3) Answer the prompts below. Type up your answers and bring them with you to discussion (along with the runaway ads). _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ 1) What is the middle passage and how does Equiano describe it? Who is supposed to read these descriptions and what emotions are they supposed to feel as they read? 2) Thinking about the runaway slave ads, what information do these ads give us about the health, well being, physical condition, and appearance of VA’s enslaved peoples? How does this information help us to better understand the lives of slaves? 3) What evidence do you see of owners’ attitudes towards their slaves in these ads? How is the tone of these ads different from Equiano’s account? 4) What skills did these runaways possess? Why might these skills be important during the colonial period? 5) What evidence do the ads offer of slave resistance? 6) How did these slaves escape and where were they headed? What does their destination suggest about their final goal? 7) Turning to Fithian’s journal, how does he describe Virginia society, particularly its planter elite? What qualities characterize their daily lives and how do they contrast with the lives of slaves? 8) According to Fithian, how is Virginia different than his home colony of New Jersey? What do these differences tell us about eighteenth-century colonial America?
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