“…on the whole, religion did not awaken the zeal of Chesapeake settlers…What quickened the pulse of most…folk was a close horse race, a bloody cockfight, or –most of all-an exceptionally fine tobacco crop” On the other hand, the Plymouth colony, settled in 1620, had very different grounds for emigrating from England. Instead of a search for material gain, the Puritans only wished to escape persecution from the hierarchy
In the later additions of his work he wrote in an appendix on how some had read his statements in regards to religion, and believed he was opposed to Christianity. Frederick Douglass is to me an example of how we can cling to Christ and speak out against the “culturally - correct” views of “Christian conservatives”. We must remember in the 1840’s conservative Christians wanted to ‘conserve’ the systems and traditions of slavery, and it was the liberal, yet biblical, Christians who wanted to open-up, or ‘liberate’ views that were contrary to the status-quo of the day. I am not talking about politics, I am talking about basic Christian lifestyle - that opposes conserving cultural systems that are contrary to the gospel.
In the story, the quilt illustrates a tale of the struggle of the family’s ancestors, and just as a piece of stitching comes loose Dee helps her family to learn a lesson that keeps the quilt (a family’s ancestral history) intact by sharing it so that others too may learn to become educated in their history and take pride in it. Walker pushes her readers to continue the practices of those before them. Her short narrative is a call for the advancement of the education of the black
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, written by Frederick Douglass himself in 1845 to expel doubts about his origins. This book is the first of three, and is also the most popular. The book talks about his life as a slave and all the different masters he had. Frederick Douglass also explained his escape from slavery and journey to freedom. Also, he tells about part of his life as a free man.
Flowers then encouraged Marguerite, “to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” which means a person needs more than just book smarts to be consider intelligent and to able to use that intelligence to survive in life; a person that has wits though life experiences can be more intelligent than people that just gain knowledge in only school books because the people with wits are more savvy from their social life experiences compare to people that live life educated only though book. Maya Angelou is telling this story because she wanted to teach the audience that a person with formal education by only books doesn’t equate to intelligence. She implies, that even some college professors are less intelligent and don’t have as much wit as to some country folks because, the country folks have learned important lessons in life that only life experiences can teach but books cannot teach these important life lessons, base on the passage she wrote, “That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors, to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” The story’s settings are important because it was part of U.S history, where blacks were look upon as second class citizens compare to whites. This was suggested in the passage where Marguerite complements her idol Mrs. Flowers whom is a black woman, by comparing her to a white woman,
The president had virtually no authority, and the council spent most of its time arguing and not actually accomplishing any governing. The next problem that Morgan brings to attention is a combination of laziness and the makeup of the population. When the colonists first arrived to Jamestown they functioned as a socialist like community. The colonists farmed as a whole and everyone was given equal portions of the crop, so this was not boost to plant and farm as much as possible. “The work a man did bore no direct relation to his reward.
However, The General History includes much information on the terrible living conditions and bad farming/planting of the colony formed by the group of settlers that Captain John Smith was within. For some reason, the entry of Christopher Columbus contains no information about a settlement of any sort, almost as if he and his crew stayed in the New World for only one day. From this point, both entries seem to be of equal reliability due to the equal lack of common information. When reading further into The General History, Captain John Smith writes about how his first encounter with live Natives in the New World was while he was on an expedition with two
Their desire for self-improvement was evident in their quest to be educated. Most were self-educated and they also sought economic autonomy. This was a significant difference between the black and white women of the antebellum era. The white women continued to be taken care of their husbands and family and continued with their comfortable lives; however the black women, survivors of slavery, out of the need for survival, drew strength from the horrific treatment they endured as slaves. The desire to become educated motivated the black women to learn to read, develop an understanding of the white woman’s culture, and work to support themselves as they developed skills that would prove to be invaluable.
In the autobiography, “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass,” Douglass narrates his personal experience of being a slave and what steps he took to relinquish him from slavery and become a free man. Douglass uses vivid imagery in order to really depict what was really happening under the slaveholder’s hands. Without these images, his life story would have been in vain and everything he endured to achieve his dream of freedom along with it. Douglass’ style of writing, in his autobiography, is relative to the time when he wrote it. Not only did he want to voice the inhumane treatments brought upon other slaves, but he also wanted to let them know not to lose confidence, dignity or self-worth.
Part I A. Two specific personal experiences that might have turned out differently had the events and issues of the 60’s never occurred would be: My father was diagnosed with a lung disease when I was very young. The disease continued to progress until my father was no longer able to work outside of the home. He took any odd jobs he could do that did not require any physical work but it was not enough to support our family. Since he was unable to work, he was not able to provide medical insurance for himself or his wife and children.