John Brown's Views On Slavery

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John Brown 's last speech was said in November 2, 1859. In his speech he talks to the court and states how he want it to free the slaves. John talks about how he went to Missouri he saw how slaves were treated and how they were taken away.”When I went to Missouri, and there took slaves without the snapping of a gun on either side, moved the through the country, and finally left them in Canada.”(187) Brown wanted to do something when he saw how they were treating the slaves, he thought to himself that he would never disrespect a human being like how they did. John Brown also talked about how he got a penalty because “he admire the truthfulness and candor of the greater portion of the whiteness who have testified in his case”(187) During the…show more content…
In this document I 've used Calderon “Slavery” lecture, telling us how slaves never felt free or to be known as who they we were. In Calderon 's lecture it tell us how these slaves were stereotypes and be known as a good slave, also these slaves were always told that they were free but free for the whites means “to contract terms of our labor.”This lecture is similar to what John brown was talking about in his last speech. Brown said “Now, is it is have done, in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong,but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit:so let it be done”(188) These two readings they compare themselves because of how slaves were never treated free or they were always suffering for what their owners would tell them, John Brown put his life into the lives of the slaves and he was always just thinking to free the slaves from all this torture that they have lived.

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