Questions to Answer: 1. What common experiences did the ex-slaves in these narratives have, and how did these commonalities shape their stories? What do their stories tell us about their time and place? 2.What were some of the differences in the experiences of the ex-slaves in these slave narratives? What do their stories tell us about them as individuals? 3. Select any two (2) of the following themes and explore how the sources in the book explain the importance of these themes in their personal experiences: gender, family, religion, economics, geography, or freedom. 4.Finally, how did this book further your understanding of American History? What did you learn about the history of slaves/slavery from this reading that you did not know before?