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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The preoccupation with freedom is a predominately Western concept.
* Freedom has three components: personal, sovereignal and civic, but defining freedom and slavery purely in terms of legal status is not entirely correct; slavery is more than just a problem in legal status.
* The underlying theme of slavery is the domination of one entity by...
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