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Sample of an Open-Ended Essay Prompt

After reading A Williamsburg Household, choose and circle a situation from the list below and tell what historical information is revealed about the relationship between African slaves and English colonists. Use details from your chart "The Two Williamsburgs" and from your own knowledge about this period of history

  • Interactions between Cate and Mrs. Moody
  • Aberdeen's predicament
  • Mr. Moody's roles as a father, slave-owner and gentleman and how these roles affected the slaves in his household