the structure of community life

1. Read the paper regarding the Trial of T. Hall From the paper, begin your reading on page 14 with the first full paragraph and…

1. Read the paper regarding the Trial of T. Hall From the paper, begin your reading on page 14 with the first full paragraph and end the reading after the completion of the first paragraph on page 17. -Why was T. Hall singled out for scrutiny? -How did T. Halls neighbors respond to the gossip that this persons sex was unclear? -What authority did women claim in assessing the situation? -What authority did men claim? -What does the struggle to mark T. Halls gender identity suggest about the structure of community life and the roles of men and women in colonial America? 2. After reading European Depictions of Indigenous Women. address the following questions: -How did European depictions of African women change between the 1550s and 1770s? -Do you agree that these imaginary presentations amounted to “porno-tropical writings?” -Is Morgan convincing about their boundary making power? Why or why not? 3. Read Chapters 6 & 7 and the information included in Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. and The Master and the Mistress. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items: -Why do you think the accusations made by Callender were ignored during Jeffersons lifetime and later by historians? Why do you think Madison Hemings assertions were ignored? -Why do you think Callenders claims failed to hurt Jefferson politically? Do you think a similar scandal would hurt an American president or elected leader today? Why or why not? -Based Madison Hemings family history, how common was racial intermixing in 18th and 19th century Virginia? -According to Eric Foner, how and why has the work of Annette Gordon-Reed fueled a controversy over the Hemings-Jefferson relationship? -Should his relationship with Sally Hemings influence how we view Jefferson and his place in American history? If no, why not? If yes, how should they influence how we view him? 4. Below is the charge to the jury given by the chief justice of Massachusetts, who in 1783 presided over the case of Quork Walker, a slave who was suing his master. How does this document reflect the principles for which Americans said they had fought the Revolution? * Please read very carefully and answer all the question within minimum 200 words. Do not require any format. Just Q & A.
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