Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Prologue Looking Out From Slavery
1. What kind of account did Hahn come across, helping to inspire him to become interested in African American politics?
2. What happened to the right to vote of the black man during the time period of this particular book?
3. Why are books which focus on shorter time periods of African American history not effective?
4. Why does Hahn focus on the rural South within the course of this book?
5. What is so special about the rural areas in which the African Americans...
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