Booker T Washington Slavery Impact

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Slavery has had a great impact on society. Slavery has been in the world since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. There are many passages in the Bible that describe how slave masters are to treat their slaves. There have been many former slaves who have given their testimonies in articles or have written books about their experiences. These writings provide a better understanding to how slaves were treated, and how it contradicts the Bible. A majority of those who were in slavery were there by force or birth. Many believe that slavery was only in America, and the only slaves were Africans, but this is false thinking. Slavery has occurred within every nation and every race has been a slave at one time. Booker T. Washington gives the best…show more content…
Slaves were mistreated and the masters felt that they had the right to mistreat them. Slaves were not released often. They would be held until death, and then their children would continue to be slaves. There would be some times that slaves would become free before the civil war. These times were when they would run away and not be caught by a person and returned, or when they would be paid for. Slavery had an extreme influence on the thinking of humane actions. Now, the majority of people believe that slavery is wrong and inhumane. Booker T. Washington is the author of one of the most descriptive works describing slavery written. He wrote the autobiography which he called Up from Slavery. Booker was born in Franklin Count, Virginia in 1858 or 1859. He is not completely sure of the year he was born. It is here that he lived with his mother, brother, and sister. He lived here until the slaves were freed after the civil war. Considering he was still young when the slaves were freed, he did not experience the severity of slavery, but he witnessed it and also experienced the side effects of being a former…show more content…
In other words, slavery has been in the world since civilization began. (History of Slavery) The first mention of slaves was in Genesis 9:25 when Noah states “he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.” Noah wanted his youngest son to be the slave of one of his other sons. The Bible states that “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.” This commandment from the Lord was not upheld by the slave owners after the time of the Bible. The masters would work the slave from sun up to sun down seven days a
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