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Caruso English 1102 5 April 2012
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Caroline Jolley 4/29/12 10:34 PM Deleted: The family aspect immediately intrigues the reader because the situation of children being taken from their mother often arouses people’s emotions with anger and sorrow. Caroline Jolley 4/30/12 2:11 PM Deleted: m Caroline Jolley 4/30/12 2:11 PM Deleted: It will help them better educate students when explaining the history of slavery with story students will love. It will not only be a wrenching suspense of an escaping slave family but also an informative piece on how slaves were treated and the specific time period. Caroline Jolley 4/29/12 10:36 PM Deleted: this book has meaning; Caroline Jolley 4/29/12 10:36 PM Deleted: it is Caroline Jolley 4/30/12 2:17 PM Deleted: does Caroline Jolley 4/29/12 10:38 PM Deleted: still should not go unrecognized. Caroline Jolley 4/29/12 10:38 PM Deleted: The inhumane acts of people should be forever known so we will have a respect for what has happened.
A Fight For Freedom is about how a family of slaves becomes separated when their owner auctions off three children away from their mother, Justice. This cruel act leads to the rebellion of the slaves making this book a heart-felt suspense. Although, there are many books and movies about slavery, none seem to be relatable. They all just elaborate on the same facts and tell history from a historian’s point of view. A Fight For Freedom is not told by a historian but by the slave mother herself. The thought of children immediately intrigues the reader, arousing their emotions with anger and sorrow. This book will be popular among a variety of people, but more so with teachers and the education system. It is a great book when teachers are on the subject of history and slavery. The book not only informs the readers of what life was like for slaves, but also keeps them interested in the story, making it easier to learn. It will be written in a higher-level vocabulary and would be best for high school or college aged students. In addition, this book derived from the mistreating of our own human beings. Even though the concept developed from a period in history that no longer exists it does not mean it should go unrecognized. It is well known that in the late 1700’s slaves were abused for petty acts such as: walking with the whites, disobeying a white man, talking back to a white man, etc. African Americans had it hard enough being owned and having to do the white people’s dirty
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work all day long; on top of that they had to live in fear. No one ever knew if and when they could be sold from their loved ones, get beaten, or even be killed. If seeing this kind of cruel act among our own people does not get one upset, nothing should. This book will touch the hearts of many people because it is not just a story being told, but also a real life event being retold. This issue is not one that is sugarcoated; it is blunt and somewhat disturbing. This being said, it is just what readers want, a true story straight to the point. A Fight For Freedom will begin at a slave auction where a slave mother, Justice, has to watch her three children be auctioned away. While undergoing the traumatic experience of having her kids being taken from her, Justice becomes outraged and runs out, screaming, begging for her owner not to sell them without her. An enormous amount of blood and tears will be shed during this part of the story. Having this at the very start of the book immediately grabs the reader allowing them to become interested in the story early off. After the auction Justice decides that she will not bow down to the white people anymore and starts scheming a plan to be with her children. Justice acts immediately and tries to escape. Of course, she gets caught and receives the usual punishment of thirty lashes to the back. During the time it takes her to recover from the punishment of trying to escape she has had enough time to develop an escape plan that will be successful. Slaves are not usually allowed to talk to one another from different plantations. Therefore, Justice had to learn how to communicate with her kids through quilts. She stitched different signs that other slaves were knowledgeable of to explain the escape plan to her kids. This is no easy task for anyone, much less a woman who has to work all day long. The struggle of communication shows just how smart slaves were and how much the white people underestimated their abilities. Now that Justice has explained the whole escape route to her
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children through quilts it is finally time to put the plan into action. This will be the scariest part for Justice and her children. They will have to escape and spend 3 nights and 4 days out on the run not knowing if they will be caught or not. In order to do this they will need the help of others. The Underground Railroad is a secret escape route developed to help runaway slaves just like Justice and her family. Justice and her children will use this program to help them find their way to each other and even after they are together to stay in hiding for a while longer. Once they have made it to the end of their journey they will be living together in a free state, Montana, where no one can ever separate them again. The story does not talk about many people, therefore, Justice and the children have to be above and beyond the ordinary. Justice, the main character, is a single mother of three who will exemplify independence, strength, and courage. She has lived the life of a slave since the day she was born. Her strong love for her family shows that she is not willing to let anything or anyone get in the way of their happiness. Isaiah is Justices’ oldest son. The thirteen-year-old boy plays the role of his mother’s sidekick, while also the role of a father figure. The hounds killed Isaiah’s dad one night when he was trying to escape. Since Isaiah has grown up in this way of life he has had to mature much faster than the other kids his age. Isaiah carries the same ambition that his mother does and is a great help when escaping. Isaiah has another brother and sister that are very active in the story but do not play an important role as far as doing particular activities. The family slave owner is Mr. Wilson. He is an extremely money hungry man that is often cruel to Justice and her children. He knows he can make money off the three kids because they are young and have the potential to be great workers and so that is exactly what he does.
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The selfish slave owner knows no other way because he was brought up in a family who has always mistreated their slaves. I was inspired to choose the Underground Railroad for the historical event as the focus of my story because my heart goes out to all of those who went through the tragedy. This story will be a best seller. It is what the crowd wants to read about. Not only is it inspiring, suspenseful, adventurous, and heartfelt, it is a true story. The readers will sense the truth in the story and instantly create a stronger bond with the book. Choosing A Fight For Freedom to put on the market will not be a mistake.
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