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"The shoemaking... home plantation"

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass, 1845

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Cornhill: Anti-Slavery Office, 1845. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg, 10 Jan. 2006. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Which of the following best describes the effect of listing the actions in lines 3-7 (“The shoemaking…home plantation”)?

A

It disassociates the author’s experiences from that of average slaves.

B

It emphasizes the amount of work that is accomplished by slave labor.

C

It suggests that forced labor yields low quality goods.

D

It stresses the author’s envy of those who did not have to do hard labor.

E

It identifies the relationship of agriculture to the larger economy.