Ms. Zemira Quinton
AP English Language
Readings, Observations, and Experiences
Whether for class or my own enjoyment, these are a collection of some of my sources for learning.
Film and Television
Nonfiction - Books
- Dryden,Charles W. A-Train: Memoirs of a tuskeegee Airman. Tuscaloosa, Al: The University of Alabama Press, 1997.Print.
Summary:A black American prepares for a career in a profession traditionally closed to blacks. He copes with the dangers that subsequent experiences generate. Charles W. Dryden recounts what it was like to be a black soldier specifically a pilot, during WWII and the Korean War.
" The United States Army is not training any colored pilots."(47)
" We watched in horror as the fire traveled rapidly toward the plane , following the trail of gasoline vapor, unitl it caught up with the plane, which then burst into flames."(265)
"The Hospital spokesman told us that secondary shock and smoke inhalation that had scarred sid's lungs took his life."(266)
--Zemira Quinton 13:53, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
- Batstone, David. Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It. 1st ed. New York NY: HarperCollins, 2007.Print.
Summary:David Batstone reveals the story of a new generation of 21st century abolitionists and their heroic campaign to put an end to human bondage. In his book, Batstone carefully intertwines narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that not only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade, but also serves as a call to action.
""I paid good money for you!" How Srey Neang loathed those words. They made a claim on her, excusing any abuse,justifying every chore."(1)
--Zemira Quinton 13:46, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Nonfiction - Essays
- Lynch, Willie. "Willie Lynch Letter:And The Making of a Slave." Speech.
Summary:The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of a Slave is a study of the scientific process of man breaking and slave making. It describes the rationale and the results of Anglo Saxon's ideas and methods of insuring the master/slave relationship.
"Gentlemen, you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I have a foolproof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years . My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves and make the differences bigger. I use fear, distrust and envy for control."(1)
--Zemira Quinton 18:50, 3 October 2009 (UTC)