9/15/15 notes HIST 300 004
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Hist 300 91515 First the class will watch part of 3912 years a slave39 Then there will be comparison and contrast to the readings for today39s class on Frederick Douglass and John P Parker The wife seemed to be under such control of her husband It may have been why she didn39t get the black slave who was hung down Douglass book was published in 1845 and Parker book was published in 1939 it was written around 1880 0ne is more a primary source and the Parker book is more secondary A slave track What39s the purpose of it A slave would write it and it would be about their negative experiences with slavery They tell the real deal as they experienced it Circumstances that lead Douglass to writing his autobiography Aid in the abolition movement cause In first part of Douglass book William Lloyd Garrison wrote the preface The newspaper that he wrote it for was The Liberator Why is he writing it To give validity to the abolitionist The main audience are abolitionist The lst autobiography from Douglass depicts slavery a certain way But his future autobiographies go into more detail about it and how he escaped slavery Ignorance is bliss part is on page 34 In some ways Soloman knowing how to read and write was a disadvantage for him The reasons that he had to hid it and his situation could39ve gotten worse if anyone found out Part of the 2 books talked about the dynamic between enslaved and slave holder It was worse for the enslaved What was the question The slaves may not have known the difference The reason why slave owners justified slavery Question don39t ask this Did the slave owners see themselves as being like God over the slaves Is that why they were able to use religion to justify slavery The Quakers used religion as a reason to be against slavery Slave owner sees slave as property of value John P Parker readings discussion questions from discussion leaders He39s more amped to fight from the beginning than Douglass He was mostly born to hate slavery He is fighting from the start and it gets him into trouble For me a slave track book is more of a primary source Parker was doing more planning in regards to his escape Douglass on the other hand has to go through afar worse experience to eventually start planning his escape The driving force in why Parker was doing what he did is that he was a slave Parker39s book tends to be more fictional than Douglass39 book The worst part of slavery was the inability to be about to do for yourself and think for yourself Parker book The worst part of slavery for Soloman is that he isn39t supposed to be a slave and he can39t tell anyone who he really is He also is unable to see his family