Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Discuss the warrior ethic and its implications for those living in South Carolina.
2. Examine the history of slavery in South Carolina and discuss how slavery created a culture of violence.
3. Discuss the new freedoms that freedmen benefited from and examine the new implications of what it meant to be free.
4. Choose two of Ruben's masters during slavery and compare and contrast their thinking and methods.
5. Examine the double-standard created on plantations and the threat to the fabric of social life.
6. Analyze of the significance of the "the...
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