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Project Two Rough Draft

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Daree Shannon

 

1. Eric Foner expresses the emancipation and reconstruction of African American’s struggle and culture during the eighteenth through 21st century.

2. Eric Foner’s ethos are his research on African American lifestyle during slavery and after they were freed. He also won the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize. Eric Foner was a professor of History at Columbia University.

3. Eric Foner’s claim is that African American’s had to struggle to overcome slavery and receive equal rights

4. These arguments are very strong considering how many people were not only not supporting African Americans, but doing anything they could to stop them from being as human beings.

5. The text is arranged by the pasts to the present. The chapters start in the 18th century until the 21st century Jim Crow laws.

6. The tone of Eric Foner’s novel is triumph. He wants to tell the story of how African America’s were once killed because of the color of their skin and ends up having a victorious victory once they are freed.

In the book Forever Free Eric Foner uses his ethos of research on African American lifestyle during and after slavery, to express the emancipation and reconstruction of slaves during the 18th through the 21st centuries. Eric Foner was also a professor of history at Columbia he won both the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize. The main argument in Forever Free is that African American’s had a dramatic struggle for freedom and equal rights. It is greatly expressed and explained in the text by the traumatic treatment slaves suffered by those who did not want them to receive equal rights. The text is arranged from the past to the present. The chapters start in the 18th century until the 21st century Jim Crow laws. The tone of Eric Foner’s novel is triumph. His style is telling a story of how African American‘s persevered. They were once enslaved because of the color of their skin and after years of struggling they became forever free.

In 1860 during the 19th century only 5 percent of the African American population were free. There would be a long time before they reached total emancipation, to do this Africans would get together and have discussion gatherings called Colloquy. Even though it was considered a sin to educate slaves several of the Colloquy were literate. Ulysses L. Houston was taught to read and write by white sailors. He worked as a house servant and butcher during slavery and became pastor of a Baptist Church in 1861. James D. Lynch was the first African American Secretary of Mississippi. He was educated at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire he also taught school in Jamaica and New York. These men were full of pride, promise and prepared for the challenges of freedom.

 

Intro:

Answer 6 questions

Brief summary of the book

Main argument of book

1st paragraph:

Talk about the journey it took for slaves to become free

Include examples from the book

Ways they were working toward becoming free

Include examples from the book

Talk about African American leaders who were once slaves but are now working to try to have slavery abolished and equal rights

2nd paragraph:

Talk more about the goals slaves wanted to reach

Examples Foner expresses throughout the book

The other ways in which African American’s worked toward emancipation

Reconstruction of the constitution

Examples on pages 10, 11, 100, 111,113, 115, 122,

 

Enthymemes

Claim:

African American’s were treated badly during slavery

Stated reason:

Unstated assumption

Grounds

 African American’s had to struggle to earn equal rights(?):Beaten and hung when they wouldn’t work(?): Because they wanted to runaway, tried of the bad treatmentbecause white people thought of them as animals and not people

Claim:

Stated reason:

Unstated assumption:

Grounds:

Claim:

Stated reason:

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Grounds:

 

 

Slavery lasted from the eighteenth century to the twenty first centuryPeople thought enslaving was okay. Racism was not seen as a problemHappens everywhere in the world not just in the USSlavery is okayMany were non supporters, doing anything to stop slaves from becoming freeRacism white people wouldn’t see them as peoplebecause they were enslaved for so long

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