- Prepare Class Binders
- Discuss irony in Alvarez Cabeza de Vaca’s La Relacion
- Read The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
- As you read, collect a minimum of five words that you do not know. Write these down. You will later use these words for vocabulary exercises.
- Answer the following questions on a piece of paper (do not type):
- Describe the conditions inside the slave ship.
- Why were some slaves allowed to go above deck?
- According to Equiano what is one of the greater miseries endured by slaves? Cite an example from the text.
- Why do you think slave narratives are so rare? Why are they now considered important to American History where once upon a time, they were not deemed important?