Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekly Assignment 6

Read the WPA Slave Narrative of Sarah Gudger (the link takes you to the first page of the narrative; be sure to follow the link on the page and read the entire manuscript), and then answer the following questions in a 2-3 page paper, in a conventional 12-point font:

Sarah Gudger claimed to be 121 years old at the time she was interviewed. What evidence is offered by the interviewer to bolster that claim? Is it believable? Why, or why not? Do you think Sarah Gudger would agree with professor Thaddeus Russell (author of a Renegade History of the United States) that she enjoyed greater freedom in slavery than after?

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