Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Prologue Looking Out From Slavery Abstract
* Extraordinary people did extraordinary things in difficult circumstances.
* Focusing on too small of time periods is not sufficient, according to the author.
* African Americans contributed to the formation of a new political nation.
* African Americans exposed the relationship between labor and democracy.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Of Chains and Threads Abstract
This section contains 840 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)