A Slave Women’s Tale
1. The document was written by an interviewer.
2. The document was written to give insight in the life of a slave woman.
3. The document is biased. The document is biased because Annie Coley was talking about slave life, but in the document she was only talking about her family’s life in slavery. (“We bought Sunday clothes. We got to rest three days at Christmas. We had a big dinner, but Boss gave us that out of his smokehouse.”) When Annie Coley says that, she is only referring to her own family during the slave days. She is not talking about slavery as a whole.
4. The document’s intended audience was basically the whole world; anybody who read it.
5. The document is an interview that was turned into an autobiography.
6. The document was written in the 1930’s.
7. The document was published in 1972.
8. The document focused on ex-slave Annie Coley’s life.
9. The document focused on the areas of freedom within the slave system, the situation of women in slavery, and the differences between slavery and freedom.
10. From the document I have learned that not all slave owners where terrible. I mean don’t get me wrong slavery in itself is horrible, but I mean in the way that the slaves where treated. For instance, when Annie Coley says (“After the crop was laid by, we went with Big Boss to his church and sat in the back seats. We couldn’t any of us read the Bible, so that was why Boss made us go to church so that we could hear it read.”) Although, the Boss should have let them go to school and learn how to read, he letting them hear the Bible being read in church was a gesture that he did care about them in some aspect.