History Headscratchers / Roots

10th May '16 6:26:09 PM 4power4
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** Well it ''is'' a Slave Narrative so you know the villains will be. But Chicken George is quite fleshed out with his tomcatting , and Haley's dad himself had two wives

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** Well it ''is'' a Slave Narrative so you know the villains will be. But Chicken George is quite fleshed out with his tomcatting , and Haley's dad himself had two wiveswives
** Well at least one of these things may be a case of RealityIsUnrealistic as believe it or not, there was a time in the past where African Americans had the lowest divorce rate in the nation.
10th May '16 6:23:09 PM 4power4
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** A lot of African tribes and kingdoms were well aware of the concept of the oceans and sea. But I think the implication is that Kunta had never really thought about just exactly how expansive it really was, since most Africans were not primarily sea farers. He more than likely has never traveled far into the waters more than he can swim.
10th Jan '14 1:58:41 PM Bellaluna62
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** Well it ''is'' a Slave Narrative so you know the villains will be. But Chicken George is quite fleshed out with his tomcatting , and Haley's dad himsself had two wives

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** Well it ''is'' a Slave Narrative so you know the villains will be. But Chicken George is quite fleshed out with his tomcatting , and Haley's dad himsself himself had two wives
7th Apr '13 4:09:20 PM Xtifr
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** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in ''TheBookOfNegroes'' and they walked for upwards of a month.

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** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in ''TheBookOfNegroes'' ''Literature/TheBookOfNegroes'' and they walked for upwards of a month.
24th Dec '12 9:47:06 AM HyperAlbion
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* Something that has always bugged me (and what may just be a case of the unreliable narrator) is how everyone (every single person) in Alex Haley's family tree is a fine, upstanding citizen with their worst qualities being that they are stubborn and hard-headed. None of them are liars, criminals, lazy, or even get a divorce. Otherwise, they're the finest human beings ever. Meanwhile, the white people, except for a few limited examples, are all evil, corrupt, liars, and thieves.

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* Something that has always bugged me (and what may just be a case of the unreliable narrator) is how everyone (every single person) in Alex Haley's family tree is a fine, upstanding citizen with their worst qualities being that they are stubborn and hard-headed. None of them are liars, criminals, lazy, or even get a divorce. Otherwise, they're the finest human beings ever. Meanwhile, the white people, except for a few limited examples, are all evil, corrupt, liars, and thieves.thieves.
**Well it ''is'' a Slave Narrative so you know the villains will be. But Chicken George is quite fleshed out with his tomcatting , and Haley's dad himsself had two wives
24th Oct '12 7:35:42 PM Azzizzi
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** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in ''TheBookOfNegroes'' and they walked for upwards of a month.

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** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in ''TheBookOfNegroes'' and they walked for upwards of a month.month.
* Something that has always bugged me (and what may just be a case of the unreliable narrator) is how everyone (every single person) in Alex Haley's family tree is a fine, upstanding citizen with their worst qualities being that they are stubborn and hard-headed. None of them are liars, criminals, lazy, or even get a divorce. Otherwise, they're the finest human beings ever. Meanwhile, the white people, except for a few limited examples, are all evil, corrupt, liars, and thieves.
7th Sep '12 2:44:39 PM PaulS
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** Some people are slower to change than others. Numerous people still call Native Americans "Indians" rather than by their tribal names.Eventually those people change or they die off.

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** Some people are slower to change than others. Numerous people still call Native Americans "Indians" rather than by their tribal names. Eventually those people change or they die off.



** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in [[The Book of Negroes]] and they walked for upwards of a month.

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** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in [[The Book of Negroes]] ''TheBookOfNegroes'' and they walked for upwards of a month.
8th Jan '12 3:57:52 PM KidHellion
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* When Kunta Kinte saw the ocean from the deck of the slave ship, he said something like "I had no idea there could be this much water." From his earlier comments, it is shown that he had no concept of a body of water larger than a river. Here's the problem. He was captured by the crew of the slave ship, which was docked within walking distance of his village. Given that, it is barely believable that he never saw the ocean himself, and utterly unbelievable that he never heard about the ocean from somebody else.

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* When Kunta Kinte saw the ocean from the deck of the slave ship, he said something like "I had no idea there could be this much water." From his earlier comments, it is shown that he had no concept of a body of water larger than a river. Here's the problem. He was captured by the crew of the slave ship, which was docked within walking distance of his village. Given that, it is barely believable that he never saw the ocean himself, and utterly unbelievable that he never heard about the ocean from somebody else.else.
** Well, they didn't say how long the walk was, did they? Maybe it was like in [[The Book of Negroes]] and they walked for upwards of a month.
18th May '11 4:46:37 AM Duncanthrax
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** Some people are slower to change than others. Numerous people still call Native Americans "Indians" rather than by their tribal names.Eventually those people change or they die off.

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** Some people are slower to change than others. Numerous people still call Native Americans "Indians" rather than by their tribal names.Eventually those people change or they die off.off.
* When Kunta Kinte saw the ocean from the deck of the slave ship, he said something like "I had no idea there could be this much water." From his earlier comments, it is shown that he had no concept of a body of water larger than a river. Here's the problem. He was captured by the crew of the slave ship, which was docked within walking distance of his village. Given that, it is barely believable that he never saw the ocean himself, and utterly unbelievable that he never heard about the ocean from somebody else.
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