In the north, it helped widen the circle of abolitionists from just the extremists, as they were thought of then. Her novel helped open peoples’ eyes to the problems and inhumanities of slavery. Although some of the more extreme abolitionists said her novel was to compassionate toward southern slave owners, there was a reason she wrote it that way. She hoped, by not demonizing all of the slave holders in the novel, she would make an impact on the ideals of people in the south. That is also the reason she had some of the southern characters openly reject slavery in the
Ward’s intention for creating such a book to not only explain the significance of the Laveau’s in New Orleans Voodoo History but to also educate the mainstream American audience about the alternative narrative regarding this religion. Because of the author’s personal admiration for the city of New Orleans, by way of the Laveau’s biographies, she is able to convey the rich culture that has been built on and around creole culture. In the introduction specifically, Ward explains she has been confronted with questions by her peers that discuss voodoo in a negative light, such as: “Isn’t Voodoo dangerous? What happens to you if you tell its secrets?” Ward accomplished her goal demystifying the religion by explaining the significance behind its rituals and traditions that have often been misinterpreted by popular culture and used to demonize voodoo as a whole. Specially, Ward chose to highlight how the Laveaus were heroines of New Orlean’s for saving countless lives from the diseases rapturing the city as well as spearheading anti-slavery movements.
Things Fall Apart Whether British Imperialism in Africa was good or bad is still a hot topic today, despite the fact that it happened a century ago. Imperialism is when the Europeans invaded Africa and colonized it and forced their culture onto the natives. Even though there were definitely some positive effects for Africans, the effects of imperialism in Africa were mostly negative; borders weren't placed well, native Africans were made as slaves, and religion was forced upon them. Some positive results are the following: Europeans brought new crops, some political stability, education/ literacy, and better medical care including hospitals and medicines. These were indeed beneficial to the African people, but the long term negative consequences outnumber the long term positive greatly.
Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), the title of the book was meant to highlight the inferiority of women as compared to men, or, alternatively, describe the lives of simple people, "unimportant" in the social sense. This novel was written in New England during and after the American Civil War. Little Women considers women’s place in society by presenting the portraits of several very different but equally praiseworthy women. As we read the novel, we experience their different possibilities towards femininity, and we see a range of different possibilities for integrating women into society. Because the novel was written in the mid-nineteenth century, historical context places limits on what women can do.
In addition, William Faulkner used many techniques throughout the story to make it more interesting. That is why there is a non-chronological sequence in “A Rose for Emily”. The readers learn about Miss Emily from her funeral and then more details about her as the story goes on. This keeps the reader wondering what is going on with Miss Emily, so the reader could have a foreshadowing. The story is narrated as if one member of the town is telling a store to a new neighbor.
While some of those ideas are correct, they do not paint the full picture of the Revolution after reading Slave Nation. The American Revolution was principally fought to free the colonists from monarchy rule and to the blind obedience it expects. Self governance would allow the colonists to construct their own laws and, armed with this freedom, they could maintain the profitable practice of slave labor. In Slave Nation, the Blumrosen’s remind us of the important role slavery played leading up to the American Revolution. By maintaining it, colonists could form their own way of levying taxes.
In fact, the title of this book draws attention to Caroline’s African origins. At one point in the novel, Johnny tells Caroline that “people who cast two shadows are very special and that they have the best qualities of both races. Throughout the plot, we learn about Caroline’s unresolved family issues: how her enslaved black mother was sold to the West Indies by Caroline’s father and the rough journey her grandmother faced when she was taken into Charleston from Angola, a country near the Congo River. Historically, plantation owners in the South were the wealthiest men in the country. The British thought of slavery as a potential weapon to use against plantation owners – who, for the most part, were patriots –, so the British army promised freedom to those slaves who fled their plantations and stood up to their owners.
I do not believe this tagline would have been in the excerpt had people of color been the authors of this textbook. Additionally, the actual specifics of how slave owners treated slaves is not in this textbook, which I believe may be due to the authors trying to see slavery as economical, since the South capitalized on slavery. (Appleby was a proponent of early American capitalism, as she said it shaped America
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the world famous book about slavery, depicts the tragedy of the main character whose name is Tom. Generally speaking, the book creates an atmosphere to show the darkness of slavery and appeals people to fight against slavery together. Stowe, the author of the book, has strong political objectives that influence the style and formal aspects of the novel a lot. She creates good characters to spread her ideas perfectly instead of making simple ones. From my perspective, I consider the politics of the novel making up for the disadvantages of its literary shortcomings.