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Racism in “A Lesson Before Dying”: How It Affects Grant and Jefferson

3 pages | 820 words

The novel "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines tells the story of two African American men in the 1940s, Grant Wiggins and Jefferson, who are living in the racially segregated town of Bayonne, Louisiana. Racism is a major theme in the novel and it affects both Grant and Jefferson in different ways.

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The Appomattox Surrender: A Turning Point in American History

3 pages | 710 words

The Appomattox surrender was a turning point in American history because it signaled the end of slavery and set in motion a series of events that led to Reconstruction, which aimed to rebuild the Southern states and promote civil rights for African Americans. Although Reconstruction was a failure, it is important to understand its significance in American history.

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