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The Longest Memory

Africans may be our inferiors, but they exhibit the same qualities we possess, even if they are merely imitating us. Their management is best exemplified by an approach that treats them first and...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

Unlike his biological father Whitechapel, Chapel hates slavery with a passion. One of life's free spirits, he instinctively rebels against his captivity, realizing that if he's to be free, he's...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019, 7:21 am (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

The Evil of Slavery The shocking evil of slavery as an institution is a prevalent theme in this work—an evil which is intrinsic, not relative. D’Aguiar makes clear that the brutality that slavery...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019, 1:01 pm (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

Whitechapel Whitechapel is the protagonist of The Longest Memory, and he is the oldest and most respected of the slaves on Mr. Whitechapel's planation. Whitechapel is married to Cook, another...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

Mr. Whitechapel doesn't actually kill Chapel. He is away from the plantation on the day that the overseer, Sanders Junior, whips the young slave to within an inch of his life. Chapel subsequently...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2018, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

The Longest Memory tells the story of what slavery was like on a Virginia plantation at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century. The story opens with Whitechapel discussing...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019, 2:57 pm (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

The Longest Memory by Fred D’Aguiar is a novella that explores the complex dynamics within a Virginia plantation, which is a microcosm of plantation life throughout the South. The short novel is...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2019, 5:24 am (UTC)

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The Longest Memory

The Longest Memory explores institutionalization with regard to slavery as it looks at this institution from different angles. The rules of slavery are set in Whitechapel's mind. He believes that...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2021, 2:50 pm (UTC)

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