I am in my office today for the last time (before the Gadlet makes its grand entrance) cleaning things out and organizing so that another faculty member can use the space while I’m gone, and I found these great sentences from student papers that I had recorded to share. Something to chuckle over as you all contemplate going back to teaching in the fall…
“Throughout the course of the semester, we have discovered themes in our studies of the history of America.”
“The Articles of Confederation is known as the first American government but it was recognized for having little authority.”
“Many servants were treated poorly, some were even beat up and denied proper nutrients.”
Yes, the beatings were bad but when they took away my Flintstone chewables things got really grim.
“Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the foremost advocates of the women’s suffrage movement. Her veracity in the pursuit of women’s rights was unparalled”
“Conflict, while horrific and grotesque, often was thought of as a progressive action and the source of incredulous change.”
Who could believe it?
“If anything can stop the progress of freedom it is having slavery.”
“The laceration of innocent people who had no way to defend themselves is just despicable.”
“Women were forced to work in the man house and were forced to abide by his painful orders.”
“Some slaves would die on the way over. After they got off the ship they would be brought to makret where they would be inspected by future masters.”
My personal favorite — the return of the zombie slaves.