Fugitive Slave Poster 2

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Questions to consider:
1. Who created this poster?
2. This poster was created in response to what law?
3. Who had been deputized to help the slave catchers? Why had the decision been made to do this?
4. What attitude is evinced by this poster?
5. What is the main difficulty behind using this poster as a means of communicating to runaway slaves?

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by eSKAlator on October 31, 2006 at 12:17 am

    Is number 1 supposed to be specific like the name of a person or general or like a group of people?

  2. Posted by eSKAlator on October 31, 2006 at 12:21 am

    deputize – act as a substitute; “She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold”
    deputise, step in, substitute
    cover – help out by taking someone’s place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; “She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week”
    supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace – take the place or move into the position of; “Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left”; “the computer has supplanted the slide rule”; “Mary replaced Susan as the team’s captain and the highest-ranked player in the school”
    2. deputize – appoint as a substitute
    depute, deputise
    appoint, charge – assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; “He was appointed deputy manager”; “She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance”

  3. Posted by theoneandonly on October 31, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    what is eskalator talking about

  4. Posted by eSKAlator on October 31, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    i was just giving you a definition of deputize for your benefit

  5. Posted by red on November 1, 2006 at 10:11 am

    umm… thanks for the definition, i think

  6. Posted by dfjhasjl on November 3, 2006 at 12:01 am

    un‧nec‧es‧sar‧y  [uhn-nes-uh-ser-ee]
    –adjective
    1. not necessary or essential; needless; unessential.

  7. Posted by George on November 6, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    this blog is taking on the negative characteristics of a real blog

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