American History I

Response sheet 22, for class, Thursday

1.  How did Garnet try to inspire enslaved blacks?  What did he invoke to motivate enslaved blacks to take action?  What kind of action?

2a.  Why did Douglass refuse to prove the humanity of enslaved blacks, or their entitlement to freedom?  Why did he refuse to prove that slavery was morally wrong?

2b.  How did the United States compare to the rest of the world, in Douglass’s eyes?  Why did Douglass raise the issue of the rest of the world?

3a.  Why did Roberts’s white owner take away his military outfit?  How did Roberts describe the social boundaries between white and black?

3b.  Why did white men engage in violent coercive sex with black women, according to Roberts?  Out of sexual desire, or something else?