the looming tower Essay

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1. A narrative is a spoken or written account of connected events; a story: “a bare narrative of the details”.
2. This source is a secondary because it’s retold.
3. This book was written because of the exclamation of Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves and also on the life and times of Fredrick Douglas as a slave.
Chapter I
1. Douglass was born in Maryland around February 1818.
2. Douglass really didn’t have much to say on behalf of his mother, but his grandmother whom took him in was one who loved and was kind hearted took Douglass in and later she was taken by master Colonel.
3. When Douglass was a little boy his mother disappeared and later he heard that she had died.
4. The slave masters benefited from this law because they would always have children born to work for them. Her death didn’t have much impact on Douglass because he hardly knew his mother.
5. Douglass first master is his father who name is Aaron Anthony and his first overseer was Mr. Plummer, whom was the overseer of the plantation. He was a drunkard and a cruel man; he is described as “less than a human brute”.
6. Douglass first bloody scene in slavery is when his old master whipped and beat his wife. What happens is as stated on page 41 is that the overseer drags Nelly to a tree and beats her causing her to bleed badly.
Chapter II
1. A sloop is a fore-and-aft rigged boat with one mast and a single jib. The business of the sloop that is involved on Colonel Lloyd’s plantation is the twenty farms (Sally Lloyd).
2. The members of Douglass master’s family were Captain Anthony, has two sons, Andrew and Richard, and a daughter, Lucretia, who is married to Captain Thomas Auld.
3. The children on the plantation wore linen shirts, trowsers that were made out of the same material and woolen jackets in the winter time. It stated that when clothes got worn out they went naked until the next allowance-day. Children from seven to ten years old, of both sexes, almost naked, might be seen at all seasons of the year.
4. The children slept on coarse blankets, there were no beds and the blankets were only given to women and men. The children would stick themselves into holes and corners about the quarters of huge chimneys’ with their feet’s in the ashes of the chimney in order to keep them warm.
5. Colonel plantation was called The Great House Farm.
6. The slaves sung because of their unhappiness that somehow brought joy to them when they would sing. Folks in the North frequently mistaken slave songs as of being sung because they felt that they were happy.
7. Douglass felt that these songs were song due to the happiness of the slaves as being slaves.
Chapter III
1. Colonel Lloyd dealt with the slaves that took care of his horses by punishing them and whipping them, he could never be satisfied.
2. Colonel Lloyd was rich.
a. He had many slaves
b. He had a Plantation/Garden
c. Own about 20 farms
3. Colonel didn’t recognize his slaves and he would ask them who they belonged to and if they didn’t answer properly he would send them off and have them beaten. The slaves would usually tell the truth and tell the master that their not being treated right. The reason why they would say a thing of such, because they wouldn’t know that they would be talking to their master.
Chapter IV
1. Mr. Gore was ambitious, and persevering. He was artful, cruel, and obdurate, but on the same not he had independence about himself and a calm self-possession.
2. Mr. gores maxim was as quoted “laid down by slaveholders, “It is better that a dozen slaves should suffer under the lash, than that the overseer should be convicted, in the presence of the slaves, of having been at fault." No matter how innocent a slave might be-it availed him nothing, when accused by Mr. Gore of any misdemeanor. To be accused was to be convicted, and to be convicted was to be punished; the one always following the other with immutable certainty. To escape punishment was to escape accusation; and few