Nightjohn And Number The Stars
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|Nightjohn and Number the Stars
In Nightjohn there were a number of facts, details and incidents that contribute to the historical accuracy of the book. I have outlined some of the more specific examples as follows:
There was a man who risked his life for the sake of teaching the other children in the surrounding plantations how to read and write.
The owner of the plantation whipped his slaves for moving too slow and did go out with dogs and two field hands after any of the slaves if they decide to run. He brings two field hands with him so they can see what happens and retell the story back at the quarters. He does this basically so everyone will be horrified and won't decide to escape.
Reading and writing was strictly forbidden because the owner wanted to keep them ignorant so they wouldn't rebel against him.
Once a female got her "troubles" [menstrual cycle] they would be sent off to the breeding sheds to reproduce.
The "mammy" took care of all the young o...
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