1. What were the circumstances that led slaves to rebel? Was it merely harsh treatment or were there other types of inspiration? What do these testimonies from slaves tell us about the nature of the master/slave relationship on a daily basis? What kind of primary source is it?
2. Who is the author or creator (if known)?
3. Can you tell why was it written or created?
4. Can you tell who the intended audience was?
5. What is the primary source’s tone? What words and phrases (and/or scenes and visual perspectives) convey it?
6. What are the author’s or creator’s values and assumptions are? Is there visible bias? Explain your answers.
7. What issues does it address?
8. What is your overall assessment of the primary source and its usefulness/significance for the historical study of your topic?