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Graphs of 4 books including Janet Carnochan's “A Slave Rescue in Niagara Sixty Years Ago” 1897

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Graphs of 4 books including Janet Carnochan's “A Slave Rescue in Niagara Sixty Years Ago” 1897

Description

These graphs compare the use of the words hero and my in four publications written at different times.  They are:
1) Robert Charles Dallas's 1803 book History of the Maroons: from their origin to the establishment of their chief tribe at Sierre Leone
2) Alexander Milton Ross's 1875 book Recollections and experiences of an abolitionist, from 1855 to 1865.
3) Janet Carnochan's 1897 article "A Slave Rescue in Niagara Sixty Years Ago.”
4) W.R. Riddel's 1919 article “The Slave in Upper Canada.” 

Carnochan's use of the word hero demonstrates a Romantic style of writing that is absent in the other publications. In a classic Romantic style she inserts herself into the narrative using the word my as in phrases like "my hero."  This use of the self in the narrative is also seen in the other publications but to a lesser extent.

Creator

Allison Smith

Source

Dallas, Robert Charles. History of the Maroons: from their origin to the establishment of their chief tribe at Sierre Leone. Vol. 2. London: Longman and Rees, 1803.

Ross, Alexander Milton. Recollections and experiences of an abolitionist, from 1855 to 1865. Toronto: Rowsell, 1875. 

Carnochan, Janet. “A Slave Rescue in Niagara Sixty Years Ago.” Niagara Historical Society 2 (1897).

Riddell, W.R. “The Slave in Upper Canada.” The Journal of Negro History 4, no. 4 (October 1919).

Date

2012

Contributor

Sinclair, Stéfan and Geoffrey Rockwell. Voyant Tools. ©2013 v.3.0  http://voyeurtools.org/ (accessed February and March, 2013).

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No Copyright

Format

PNG

Language

English

Type

Still Image