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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from The America Play, and Other Works

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Theatre - As the author indicates in her essays, this genre is her means of communicating her vision for African American culture and society.

African-American History - The author contends that many general aspects and specific events in this realm have been downplayed, ignored, or wiped from the consciousness of those who live in America.

The Emancipation Proclamation - This executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves.

Cockroach - This surveillance device can be seen as a...

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