Slave Culture

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1. The four documents analyzed all seem to view the various elements of slavery in a different light. The text takes a more historical approach in conveying what occurred; whereas the other three readings all seem to be written by someone who put their own spin on it. The piece by Olaudah Equiano definitely seems to reveal more of a raw emotion than any intended spin with the purpose of distorting what occurred. However, the document by Hugh Jones (though a former W&M professor) does not seem to give slavery the sense of cruelty and viciousness that it deserves. While Equiano's writing is obviously more directed at revealing what exactly it was like to be cast into slavery, Jones is attempting to portray the culture that is forming as a result of the massive influx of slaves into the area.

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