Underground saison 1

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Underground est une série télévisée américaine créée par Misha Green et Joe Pokaski, et diffusée sur la chaîne WGN America. La série se déroule au XIXème siècle, pendant ce que les historiens appellent l'Antebellum Era ou encore Plantation Era. Elle suit à la fois la quête de liberté d'un groupe d'esclaves travaillant dans une plantation de coton et la mise en place du chemin de fer clandestin ("Underground Railroad"). Un groupe d'esclaves planifie une échappée téméraire, délaissant leur plantation de […]

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Life in the Plantations

Introduction Most slaves were forced to work long hours under close supervision. Most slaves could rely on their master for basic welfare: clothes, food and shelter. On many plantations, slaves grew their own garden and some even enjoyed a few holidays or received some rewards. Subjugation and resistance Concerning the problem of subjugation, the slaveholders tightly circumscribed the world of their slaves: they had to carry passes with them when they were off the plantation and were forbidden to go […]

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An authentically American Literature

I. Writing the territory: the literature of discovery and exploration Started as a vision in Europe: it is a product of literary imagination. America existed only as a literary object that was represented in the writings of Europeans who first visited America. They brought back their own visions, written in Spanish or French and not in English. 16th century: the English knew about America through outside texts, not from English texts. 1670's: English mariners started exploring the North American coast. […]

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