• 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...
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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...
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  • Assessment on William Byrd
    quarrels, and her pregnancies and miscarriages. A diary entry in February 1711 described a quarrel between William and his wife on the subject of Mrs. Byrd’s eyebrows being plucked. William Byrd also described himself getting caught being disloyal to his wife with the wife of his friend. For example...
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  • Value of Historical Diary's
    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 really fight back but she did escape to the north. In the diary of the plantation owner you can tell...
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  • Study Guide: the Founding of a Nation
    . The following entries are excerpts from Byrd’s secret diary, presumably not read by anyone other than him until it was discovered years later. What do his entries reveal about the interactions between Byrd and his slaves? Do they match the picture Byrd paints of these relationships in his letter...
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  • Clueless
    needed to survive, but more to enjoy. They had wines, coffee, and cider to sip on at social gatherings. On the other hand, the slaves were starved for food and needed any bit to survive. In many of the diary entries he states, "we drank an abundance of cider, drank coffee, and French wine." The...
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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...
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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...
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  • Eighteenth-Century Voices
    be sign of Gods grace.” How did Byrd, Edwards, and Franklin differ in their religious outlooks? Byrd, Edward, Franklin were all very different from each other. William Byrd was quite religious man, as he ended his diary journal entries with some disparities of, “I said my prayers but had good...
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  • Mary Boykin Chesnut
    baggage cart. According to Chesnut, he got both wishes. Another entry in the diary tells of panic about the blacks at the beginning of the war. The slaves were a large force and white southerners feared they would join on the side of the North. Chesnut writes of the anxiety over a Union attack that...
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    , though he is the first.” This diary entry shows one woman saying that Lincoln deserved being murdered because he was a traitor and that his assassination was a warning for any other traitors. Many people’s reactions were shown most accurately through their diary entries and private conversations as...
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  • Chessnutt War
    . Another entry in the diary tells of panic about the blacks at the beginning of the war. The slaves were a large force and white southerners feared they would join on the side of the North. Chesnutt writes of the anxiety over a Union attack that resulted in blacks being lined up and shot by their masters...
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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...
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  • Forge by Laurie Anderson Literary Analysis
    events of the Revolutionary War. Slavery is one of our nation’s biggest regrets. Winning our independence is the United States proudest moment. The two are much intertwined with each other and especially with Curzon. Each entry in Forge is filled with the hardships of being a slave and fighting for...
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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...
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  • Journal Entry
    Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Rokeia Barnes-Spencer ETH/125 August 08, 2010 Dear Diary, Its summer 1852, my name is Sallie Mae and all of us are slaves on a farm here in Savannah, GA. In the plantation we live on there is me, mama, and fifteen others all owned by the same...
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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...
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  • Crucible Diary Entries
    changed into a bird and tormented the girls and I. She did not get away with anything and smartly chose to stick with our side, the side of God. Sadly though, John was accused and has been in jail for two or so weeks. I plan to talk to him soon. Abigail Dear Diary, This will be my last entry. It...
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  • American History - 2
    gentleman would do by only reading about them. Unfortunately, Byrd was a bit off track of becoming one. His upbringing was truly an American; he was self-taught and fashioned himself. Reading his diary entries was not the life of an English gentleman because the realties and everyday life styles of...
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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...
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