In the oral autobiographies of Anthony Dawson, Millie Evans, and Mrs. M.S. Fayman, among others, we learn about the different types of labor performed on plantations. Some of this labor had nothing to do with the commercial crops of tabacco and cotton. What work was done on the plantations besides commercial planting? What does that say about life on the plantations? (4-5 sentences)
Students should answer in their own words, practicing the skill of summary. Open note and open-text, if students can show annotations.