Thomas Jefferson’s On Slavery: Proposed Revision of Constitution of Virginia



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David Walker’s Appeal and Thomas Jefferson On African Race Study questions:
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Thomas Jefferson’s On Slavery: Proposed Revision of Constitution of Virginia (From Notes on Virginia)

  1. What mixed messages about Blacks and slavery did you find in Jefferson’s words?

  2. How could have some of the things that he said about Black people been used to justify their enslavement?

  3. What main concerns did he have with doing away with slavery and sending Blacks off to live on their own?

  4. What main concerns did he have with keeping the institution of slavery?


David Walker’s Appeal:

  1. Does Walker seem to be speaking to two differing audiences, even while seeming to address one? Why do you think that?

  2. How would Walker’s words and actions be considered a threat to Southern slave owners?

  3. How did Walker challenge Jefferson’s views?

  4. What was the overall attitude that Walker had while writing this essay? How could you tell?

  5. How does Walker's outlook on slavery (on whites, on blacks) differ from Jefferson’s?


Compare/contrast Jefferson’s and Walker’s tone in their writing. Is the tone more in line with argument or persuasion? Explain you reasoning.


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