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What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

Created: 02/15/20

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davinamw

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What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?


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ruthiea

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RE: What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

I learned more about the Haitian Revolution and loved that. I learned a bit more about the situation of slaves in New Orleans as well. I also liked reading about how the Quakers interacted with the "freed" slaves. I knew that many Quakers were a big part of the Underground Railroad, but never read about their interactions with freed slaves. I think this was a nice hopeful aspect of the story!


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sallyh

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RE: What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

I learned about the Haitian Revolution. I was surprised to find the freed slaves trading with Quakers in Ashtabula, Ohio, which is half an hour from where I live.


Posted Feb. 27, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dorothyh

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RE: What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

Learned about the Haitian revolution.


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shirleyl

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RE: What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

My learning from the book was more emotional than intellectual. The author didn't only tell us about events concerning enslaved people, she showed us what their lives were like. This novel made me feel what being enslaved must be like. My world fell away and I entered the world of Remembrance. That is the mark of a great work of fiction.


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dianaps

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RE: What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

There was a lot of historically interesting information in this book that I enjoyed reading.


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taking.mytime

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RE: What, if anything, did you learn from reading Remembrance? Did anything surprise you about the novel?

My knowledge of the Haitian Revolution was enhanced.


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