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What does the reader learn about the life of Gustavus Vassa prior to his life as a slave? Why is this information crucial to understanding him as a man?

What does Harriet Jacobs, also known as Linda Brent, say about her childhood? Who are the people who bring stability to her childhood? What is the impact of that love and stability on the rest of her life?

What does Mary Prince say about the amount of work she is forced to do? What is the impact on Prince and other slaves of the period of this level of work? Make your answer specific to Prince and general in terms of other slaves.

What does Fredrick Douglass say about his age? Why is it important to him? What are some other symbols Douglass uses with regard to slavery?

What is the trade that Douglass learns...

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