Thursday, November 16, 2006

assignment for monday, nov. 20:

re-write first papers and hand in a typed copy.

read pp. 52-60 in Baraka

vocab: perennial, post-bellum, antebellum, per capita, subterfuge

discussion questions:
what is meant by "blues is not...a social phenomenon..."?
how did Booker T. Washington's ideas change the south? what is Baraka's opinion of him?
what does Baraka mean on p. 55 when he says, "...the Negro's "place" in American society is the fact that it was only as a slave that he really had one."?
what traditions did african americans have to re-learn? (p. 56)
what is the "slave mentality?" (p. 59)

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