Amos Fortune: Free Man Topics for Discussion

Elizabeth Yates
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1. Why do At-mun and the At-mun-shi fail to fight or attempt to escape while the slavers transport them to the African coast? What might have happened if they had tried to escape?

2. Why does Amos forget the At-munshi language?

3. Why does Amos refuse the manumission offered by Caleb Copeland? How might his life have been different if he had been freed earlier?

4. Is Amos's decision to buy Lily and Lydia merely a sentimental gesture?

Does he waste his money?

5. Why does Amos feel a special kinship with Monadnock Mountain? What advantages does he gain from his closeness to nature in general and the mountain in particular?

6. Which of his own principles does Amos overlook when he considers spending his savings to buy a house for Lois Burdoo? Is Violet right in opposing him?

7. Is the auction system a good way for the community to assist the poor...

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