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.
To Sell My Life As Dearly As Possible Abstract
* Thomas Moss was arrested, along with his partners Calvin McDowell and Henry Stewart, during a riot in 1892 and lynched.
* Terrell and Fredrick Douglas approach the then U.S. President Benjamin Harrison to publicly condemn lynchings, but Harrison refused.
Casting of the Die Abstract
* Wells, a journalist known...
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