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Stevens Institute of Technology

Slavery in America - First-hand Accounts from Former Slaves


Recommendations for Integration:
  • This inquiry-based RWLO can be used as a supplementary / additional activity when used in conjunction with an African-American Literature or American history course to provide students with the opportunity to better understand the economic, social, cultural, and political forces upon slavery at the time through the use of primary sources. Additionally, you may select to have students compare the slave narratives from this RWLO with accounts from novels such as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, The Confessions of Nat Turner, etc.

  • Print-out all of the materials referenced in the Content Material section of this web site and provide sufficient copies to your students. At a minimum, each student should have their own copy of the student worksheet and could share copies of different slave narratives referenced in the activity.


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