Middle Passage - Entry 8: August 1, 1830 Summary & Analysis

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Entry 8: August 1, 1830 Summary

Rutherford finds himself faced with the vision of his father as the Allmuseri god takes on his form. He almost passes out from nausea and weakness, but manages to stay on his feet. Rutherford thinks back to his childhood and the source of the feelings he has for his father. He was a handsome man, well built and the women loved him. Even after a long day of working, he would play the guitar and sing, frequently making grown women cry. He was a muscular man but wasn't popular with the men; some even tried to kill him. Riley won in confrontations, however, because of his tremendous strength. He was constantly getting in trouble, and blamed his wild ways on slavery. On New Years Eve of 1811, Riley had escaped but never made it more than ten miles from the farm before he was captured and...

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