HIST 108 Cuyamaca College History Harriet Jacobs Slavery Discussion Questions

Question Description

The instructor recommends allotting 70 minutes to complete this assignment. Time Recommendation: 40 minutes to watch the film and 30 minutes to answer the questions. This is only a recommendation, you may spend more or less time on this assignment depending on your ability and availability.

DO NOT WATCH ENTIRE FILM!

START AT 1:53:14 (1 HOUR 53 MINUTES 14 SECONDS)

END AT 2:30:30 (2 HOURS 30 MINUTES 30 SECONDS)

Transcript:

Click this link for a transcript to the film

Questions:

  1. According to Harriet Jacobs, why is having beauty a curse for enslaved women?
  2. Besides being enslaved, what was Nat Turner’s profession? Why did this concern slave owners?
  3. Explain what the term “brutalized” meant to Harriet Jacobs.
  4. Who was more likely to run away from slavery? Why were women not as likely to run away?
  5. Describe how slavery psychologically affected children?
  6. Give an example of how Northern states benefited from slavery?

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