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Video: History, Slavery, and Violence in AC Freedom Cry and Liberation
by Bob Whitaker on 07/01/14 09:37:00 am   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

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Bob Whitaker is joined by Jessica W. Luther to discuss two games in the Assassin's Creed Series. Discussion centers on slavery and black life in the 18th Century Atlantic World.

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Heng Yoeung
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Thanks Gamasutra for this blog. I am a science guy, so history is a sore spot. It's a nice eye opener to learn about the slave industry.

That said, what do people think about the idea, in the Bible, that in order to be great in Heaven, you have to be a slave to all? Is this illogical? In a way, it makes sense to me because God's power is revealed in His powerlessness, ie.. death through humility on the cross.

Christiaan Moleman
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Love this! Would be great to see more analysis like this of other historical games.