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Assigned readings/video: 1) Antislavery sentiment and backlash (lecture material

Assigned readings/video:
1) Antislavery sentiment and backlash (lecture material)
2) Frederick Douglass Narrative (For class purposes, read from Chapter 1 through the end of his time with Mr. Covey). 
3) Calhoun’s “Slavery is a Positive Good” speech
4) Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth
Discussion Questions: 
Give an example or two of anti-abolitionist violence in the 1830s. What is the significance of the both abolitionism and the backlash to ending slavery?
Provide specific examples from Douglass’s narrative that contradict Calhoun’s assertion the slavery is a “positive good.”
Describe Douglass’s final interactions with Mr. Covey. Why do you think I chose to end at this particular point in his narrative?
How does Calhoun justify slavery? How does this justification hide the reality of life for slaves?
Using the Foner text and/or Douglass’s narrative, give examples of different types of resistance to slavery.
Reflecting upon the assigned version of Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” speech, describe her reasoning for gender equality.
– Antislavery sentiment and backlash (lecture material)
https://elearn.pstcc.edu/d2l/le/lessons/9714362/topics/98597929
– Frederick Douglass Narrative (for class purposes, read ch 1 through the end of his time with Mr. Covey)
https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Douglass/Narrative/Douglass_Narrative.pdf
– Calhoun’s “Slavery is a Positive Good” speech

Slavery a Positive Good

– Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth

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