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Slavery and the Civil War

Below is a list of Writing Ideas to help you with your biography. See our instructions if you need help printing these Writing Ideas or finding Writing Ideas related to other Topics.

  1. At what age did she begin working as a slave? Was she born into slavery in the United States or elsewhere? Was she taken and sold into slavery when she was older?

  2. Where did she work? What kind of tasks did she perform?

  3. What were her living conditions like? What did she eat and wear? Where did she sleep? Was she able to live with her family?

  4. Was she freed at any point in her life? How did it come about? Did she buy her freedom? Was she allowed to leave? Where did she go and what did she do?

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