Discussion Slave Culture and Resistance

our course pack contains readings from two authors in section XI (pp. 267-299), William J. Faulkner and Peter Kolchin. These authors provide different perspectives on slave culture, life, religion and resistance. While Kolchin’s work is scholarly, the excerpts from Faulkner come from the book The Days When the Animals Talked. This is an amazing book of folklore; I have provided a helpful review of Faulkner’s book from Amazon.com to give you a sense of his work:

5.0 out of 5 stars Among the best of its kind, March 16, 2011


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This review is from: The Days When the Animals Talked: Black American Folktales and How They Came to Be

This is unquestionably hands-down one of the best books ever written on Black American Folklore.

This was where William J. Faulkner (not to be confused with the the Nobel-winning Mississippian author of the same name) recalled the tales told to him as a child by an ex-slave handyman named Simon Brown in rural South Carolina circa 1900 when the author was about 10 years old.

The title and cover may give you the impression that this is a children’s book. It’s not. Simon Brown’s recollections of slavery (the first half of the book) are often quite raw and similar to the kind of tales told by ex-slaves in the WPA Slave narratives of the 1930s, in regards to beatings, concubinage, and other atrocities. He also delights in telling young Faulkner some tall tales and stories about the religious and social practices of slaves. This is best for about teen age to adults. Faulkner also puts the Brer Rabbit and other animal tales (the second half of the book in the context of being thinly disguised analogies of slaves overcoming masters). The story about Brer Rabbit and the meeting with the long-tailed animals (not found in any of Harris’ Uncle Remus collections) deserves special attention as one of the most simple and brilliant analogies of racial injustice-this is a great wasy to articulate this subject with children!

Faulkner has done his homework and the tales are recorded in an entertaining style.

As with most educated Black writers of the time (Zora Neale Hurston being an important exception), Faulkner eliminates the dialect Simon Brown would have used as he wanted to discourage the use of dialect among schoolchildren (a stance that would horrify the politically correct Utopian thought police of today), but the standard English is not unrealistic to the character and does help the stories to read better. This is important because part of the reason Black Folklore is such a lost art today is because most of the best books on the subject (see below) were written in a “Negro Dialect” so thick that i they are almost unreadable today. In a sense, this book is kind of a flip side to Joel Chandler Harris’ Uncle Remus books in that Harris (with rare exceptions such as the opening chapter of “Daddy Jake the Runaway”) tended to show the softer side of slavery.

However, in reading this book, one really envies Faulkner as he graphically describes the joy of listening to an elder regale him with marvelous stories. Those of us who came of age when this was a common experience will truly identify with this, while those who did not will get an idea of what this was like and wish they had the pleasure of such an experience.

I would place this book with other classics of the genre such as Julius Lester’s “Black Folktales,” Edward C.L. Adams’ “Tales of the Congaree,” Ted Poston’s “Dark Side of Hopkinsville,” Charles W. Chesnutt’s “The Conjure Woman,” Zora Neale Hurston’s “Mules and Men,” and of course the Harris Brer Rabbit books. Read, think, learn, and enjoy.

Once you have read the excerpts from Faulkner, the review on Amazon, and the Kolchin article, please comment on the following question:

How did slaves use folklore, religion and African practices to create a unique culture under slavery? How powerful and effective do you think culture would have been in the slaves’ efforts to resist the oppression of slavery?



i need help with this work .. Please i need only you to rewrite the introduction ON your own words . Do not include any information form the PDF other than the information that in the intro part .. Also Do not take any information from outside the Intro part that in the PDF . ONLY reade the intro part and rewrite it on your own words


Select an individual – an artist, scientist, musician, writer, or other creative figure – and discuss his or her creative process. You should use primary materials, interviews, and secondary works to support your ideas. What factors contributed to their creative success? Can you identify any particular social or personal elements that may have been important?

A Few Things to Check on Your Paper

  • Make sure your introduction clearly lays out what you will be arguing.
  • Indent your paragraphs.
  • Avoid the use of personal pronouns in your essay.
  • Be sure to use transitional sentences to get from one paragraph to the next.
  • Check for run-on sentences that need to be broken up into smaller units.
  • Break up long blocks of text into smaller paragraphs.
  • Remember to cite your sources as you use them throughout your paper.
  • Place any footnotes you have at the end of the sentence.
  • Number your pages.
  • Make a point of proofreading through your paper when you are done to catch any errors you may have accidentally overlooked.
  • Remove any spaces between your paragraphs
  • 5 pages means 5 pages
  • For footnote formatting, please visit the following website: http://www.oberlin.edu/faculty/svolk/citation.htm

Report : Hazards:Natural and Technologic

Report about the FEMA exercise scenario

The file is too big so I can’t upload it but I the link is below.

I need to answer 5 questions each question I need to write a paragraph about the simulation or the videos.

what makes this hazard a disaster. ( the video is about the tsunami and other things that hits Puerto Rico)

What goes into the management preparation information


What happen in the different places like what happen. compared the tsunami and the earthquake

with the majors states or countries that they are referring to

how many people dead for the earthquake or tsunami or the hazards this is a catastrophic event?

Talk about the phases of emergency management comparing with the events of the videos or ( Mitigation, Preparation, Response, Recovery)



Debate: As governor, how will your administration improve cybersecurity for the state’s Critical Infrastructures?

You are working with the press office of a newly elected Governor. The press office asked you to prepare a three to five paragraph briefing statement (summary introduction) to prepare the Governor and his appointed cybersecurity director in answering the following question:

As governor, how will your administration improve cybersecurity for the state’s Critical Infrastructures?

This question will be asked of the new Governor regarding his/her state-level critical infrastructure. You should not address any single candidate or party. Remember, you are preparing the newly elective governor to answer the question, you are not answering as the governor.

Your briefing statement must provide enough information that the Governor understands key terms as defined by you for the question:

  • What is meant by “cybersecurity” for critical infrastructures?”
  • Where have past state government administrations supported or fallen short in promoting cybersecurity for critical infrastructures?
  • What is meant by “Threats” (i.e. individual hackers, politically motivated hacktivists, criminal enterprises, and unfriendly “nation state” actors)

If you need help getting started, take a look at this report: http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1011GOVGUIDEHS.PDF or, run this Google search: https://www.google.com/search?q=governors+critical+infrastructure

Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your posting.


Below are the five countries that were presented. Write a reflection on the four you did not present on. You reflection of your presentation should be completed in the .




The questions are:

Journal Entry

Please include a list of references used to obtain your information and include it in a journal entry to be uploaded into Canvas.

Each participant should provide written answers to the following five questions:

1.Based on what you knew or believed you knew about the country; did you learn something new or different?

2.What did you find unique or surprising about the culture, customs, or people?

3.Is this a country you would or would not like to visit? Why or Why not?

4.Is there something else you would like to know about the country, but was not presented?

5. What was you overall reflection of the presentation?

i just want you to talk about three of the four country which is Brazil, Columbia and Japan.

please note that there are a total of three presentations.

Day of a Case Manager

You are a correctional case manager working in a minimum security state facility for male offenders. You oversee a caseload of 100 offenders. This week, you have 8 annual assessments and 10 security assessments due. The institutional hearings officer needs you to serve as the witness in 3 institutional hearings by Friday and has asked you when you can fit them in. Transportation runs on Friday, and you are expecting 10 incoming offenders and 4 to transfer out. The warden has asked you to handle the intake for the incoming offenders, which should take about 2 hours, depending on when the transportation bus arrives. You also need to prepare the institutional records for the 4 outgoing offenders.

You need to find 2 new offenders that will qualify to work on road crew. This involves reviewing presentence investigations, security assessments, treatment assessments, and interviewing the potential workers. The road crew supervisor says he has some big projects coming up and needs the new workers immediately.

You also need to get rooms set up for the 12-step meetings for the alcoholics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, which involves setting up chairs and getting the coffee ready for brewing. A local church group is visiting on Thursday at 2 pm and will need a staff escort while inside the facility. A local high school will be touring the facility on Friday morning. They will also need a staff escort while touring the facility. You also need to choose a few offenders that can speak to the students prior to their tour.

You have a treatment team meeting every Friday from 2–4 to discuss case management issues with other treatment and security staff. The dog team, which you lead, holds weekly meetings on Mondays, and the warden requires that you spend at least 1 hour on the dorm each day.

Develop your weekly action plan to address all of your tasks and meetings. Make sure to address the following in 3–5 pages:

  • Keep in mind that urgent issues, whether important or not important, will occur throughout the day.
  • Discuss how you would plan your week to ensure that you get all of your important tasks accomplished.
  • Are there areas you could ask for assistance with? If so, who would you ask?
  • Are there tasks or meetings that you could choose not to attend?
  • Which tasks are the most important, and which may be able to wait until you have more time for them?
  • APA format with scholarly references 4-6 minimum with in text citations
  • Template with Abstract required and supplied upon acceptance.

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Module 2 – SLP


Risk: Probabilities and Expected Value

Scenario: You work for a private investment company that currently has numerous business investments in real estate development, restaurant franchises, and retail chains. Following an exhaustive search for new investment opportunities, you have found three possible alternatives, each of which will pay off in exactly 10 years from the date of initial investment. Because you only have enough money to invest in one of the three options, you recognize that you will need to complete a quantitative comparison of the three alternatives:

Option A: Real estate development.

Option B: Investment in the retail franchise “Just Hats,” a boutique that sells hats for men and women.

Option C: Investment in “Cupcakes and so forth,” a franchise that sells a wide variety of cupcakes and a variety other desserts.

Download the raw data for the three investments in this Excel document: Raw data for BUS520 SLP 2 (see attached Below)


Develop an analysis of these three investments in Excel. Use expected value to determine which of the three alternatives you should choose.

Write a report to your private investment company, explaining your Excel analysis, giving your recommendation, and justifying your decision.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Excel Analysis

  • Using Excel, make an accurate and complete analysis of the three investment alternatives.

Written Report

  • Length requirements: 2–3 pages minimum (not including Cover and Reference pages). NOTE: You must submit 2–3 pages of written discussion and analysis. This means that you should avoid use of tables and charts as “space fillers.”
  • Provide a brief introduction to/background of the problem.
  • Discuss the steps you used in completion of your Excel analysis.
  • Based on your Excel analysis, give your recommendation as to which of the three investment alternatives should be pursued.

Upload both your written report and Excel file to the SLP 2 Dropbox.