• Perspective on Slavery
    Reading the diary entries from people can help you learn about how they lived and what life was like during their time period. In my opinion, by reading the entries of slaves, we can discover what kind of work they did and how they were treated. This helps us understand what happened with an inside source...
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  • Slavery
    Historical diary entries are significant pieces of information. Diaries are a firsthand account of a historical event or experience. The entries offer diverse viewpoints, opinions and feelings about historical incidents. A lot can be learned from a historical diary entry; it offers the personal views...
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  • Assessment on William Byrd
     William Byrd’s diary intimately divulges the matters of his life such as when he woke up to his opinion on the disciplinary acts that underwent on his plantation. Throughout his diary, Byrd opens each submission with the state in which he woke up every morning and the time. Though his submissions...
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  • Value of Historical Diary's
    hearing stories from a person that has an ancestor that was a slave the story and facts could be nothing more than a “Story.” I think that slaves were mostly passive. The entry called life of a slave girl was a great example of a passive slave. Although what she had to go threw was horrible. She didn't...
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  • No tittle
    Diary Entry 1: Hi my name is Jericho. If you don’t know who I am I’m one of the greatest female priests in the new kingdom. The time I became a priest was 1232 B.C. I live in Lower Egypt, which is the northern part of Egypt. In my family I have 2 sisters Anne and Bella also a mother and father. My...
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  • Clueless
    Diary of an Aristocrat After reading "The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover," I gained a sense of what life was like for men of the aristocratic classes. Their life consisted of leisure, and pleasure filled with over indulgence. When the aristocrats woke up in the morning when they pleased...
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  • Mary Boykin Chesnut
    MARY BOYKIN CHESNUT In every regard, Mary Boykin Chesnut was a remarkable woman. She penned the best known diary that detailed the Civil War from a southerner’s point of view. Despite her being a staunch defender of the Confederate cause, Mary also spoke openly about her opposition to slavery...
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  • Chessnutt War
    Besides keeping the mansion clean and prepared for the frequent guests, Mary's grandmother also took charge of making and mending clothing for the slaves on the plantation. She spent whole days cutting out clothing for the children and assigning sewing to her nine seamstresses. Her grandmother worked...
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  • Study Guide: the Founding of a Nation
    extremely rich, peaceful & cooperation. They treat everybody equally even the slaves and play with them. It does not really conform to my expectation because I cannot imagine the relationship between slaves and masters can be so harmonious. 4. What kinds of treatment do Equiano receive...
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  • Diary Entries from World War 2 Jews in a Concentration Camp
    Diary entry 1- standing in a crowd full of angry jews Dear diary, I am shivering in an endless crowd, all I can see is a mass of giants. I am trapped with no food, no water, just my clothes and my unimaginable anger towards Hitler. We are all desperate to find out what’s going to happen to us next...
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  • Eighteenth-Century Voices
    Past Volume 1 Eighteenth-Century Voices How would you characterize the relationship between William Byrd and Lucy Parke Byrd? If Lucy had diary, how do you think she might have characterized the same events? The relationship William Byrd and Lucy Parke Byrd was quite different than most...
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  • Journal Entries of a Southern Plantation Girl
    Journal Entries of a Southern Plantation Girl August 4, 1727 Dear Diary, Guess what my father’s broker (Hawke, 154) sent from England for me!  My father sent him a list of things to buy a few months ago and one of those things was new shoes for me.  Yesterday, a ship from England brought the prettiest...
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    households. Abraham Lincoln is arguably most famous for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which essentially abolished slavery from nine of ten slave-holding states. It was officially abolished a few months after Lincoln’s death in December of 1865 when the thirteenth amendment was added to the U...
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  • Forge by Laurie Anderson Literary Analysis
    escapades of the young African American slaves, Isabel and Curzon, continue in this sequel to Chains. Young Curzon and Isabel are forced to endure the hardships of maturing during the demanding time of the American Revolution. Curzon and Isabel are runaway slaves who have a high risk of getting captured...
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  • American History - 2
    Slavery and Conflict Closer Looks Envisioning Evidence- Slaves were transported to the Americas from Africa for labor to make profit. They produced cash crops such as sugar and tobacco in the New World. The slave trade was very brutal, a lot of slaves died in the process of going to the Americas through...
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  • Exam Paper
    Underground to Canada - Diary entry of Julilly 19th April 1953 Dear Diary, I just can’t believe it! Why me? Why did I have to be taken away from my Mammy? We both had a dream that we would one day escape from this horrible nightmare to the land of freedom. The land called Canada. It’s very unlikely...
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  • Diary Entry
    Alessia Garino Diary Entry 1: My name is Winston Smith and I think it is the year 1984, but I’m not really sure, for this matter no one is really sure of that. I’m a member of the outer party of INGSOC, live in Oceania and I work for the Ministry of Truth. What I’m writing today is a story that should...
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  • Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member
    Assignment: Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Dear Diary, Sometimes I think being an African American is hard. I had an argument at work today that disturbed me, this made me recognize how people of color are still treated today, and how different we are looked at, and the hardships we...
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  • Historiographic Essay on Polk
    A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents, 1837-1861. Edited by Joel Silbey (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming 2012) James Knox Polk was a slave-owning Tennessee Democrat who devoted his private life to profit from plantation slavery and his public career to his party and his section. He was...
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  • 1860-1877 Revolution Due to Social Developments
    Throughout American history, many have worked to make constitutional and social equality for all Americans, slave and free, black and white. Between 1860 and 1877, America had gone through civil war and reconstruction, from destructive to constructive. Hence, there had been many factors that...
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