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Why does Douglass think the songs that slaves sing on their way to the Great House Farm "would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do?"

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  1. Is this one of the songs?
    http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/w/swinglow.htm

    What is the song about? What did the slaves seem to want more than anything?

    How does this compare?
    http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=pU44AAAAMAAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA9&dq=anti+slavery+in+the+us&ots=2Csw4wR9zC&sig=0oCfVUpv9Qkgh97vwVUaO65b-vk#v=onepage&q=anti%20slavery%20in%20the%20us&f=false

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  2. The songs were incredibly sad, recalling the horrors of slavery. The only happiness many slaves yearn for is death and Heaven. Read this for more information.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/narrative/section2.rhtml

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  3. thanks

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  4. You're welcome.

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