Reports in local newspapers of impending legislation may have also prompted the rebellion. South Carolinians were contemplating passing the Security Act, which would have required all white men to take their firearms with them to church on Sunday, presumably in case unrest among a group of slaves broke out. Sunday had been traditionally a day when the slave owners set aside their weapons for church attendance and allowed their slaves to work for themselves. The Negro Act The rebels fought well, which, as historian John K. Thornton speculates, may have been because they had a military background in their homeland. The areas of Africa where they had been sold into slavery were experiencing intense civil wars, and a number of ex-soldiers found themselves enslaved after surrendering to their enemies.
In this way of helping the slaves, the most famous person was Harriet Tubman, who was a slave as well. She helped more than three hundred black people to reach the safe places. Thanks to the Underground Railroad, about 75,000 slaves escaped before the Civil War began. However, in the North most people were opposed to the extreme abolitionists. Northerners thought that extremists’ made a peaceful end of the slavery impossible.
However, Holt (some historians) considered that we shouldn't distinguish these two as separate events. Holt ,wrote about individual's experiences of each generations. Frederick Douglass was one of the former slaves who became a powerful African American abolitionist in the 19th century. He experienced both the position of a slave and a former slave. He was one of the enslaved people, but he was unique in that he learned reading and writing from his slaveowner's wife despite banning to teach reading and writing.
Stowe showed the readers about the contradiction of the Christianity and slavery through this character. The contradiction not only appears in the latter story, but actually throughout the novel. The whole story was happened because Mr. Shelby wanted to sell some black slaves. This actually disobey the Christian idea that two couple can’t
could not own property; • Slaves could not leave the plantation without permission” (p. 194). Slave Codes were wrongly enforced on free slaves in the North who had paid for their freedom with extra labor. Southerners thought that free African Americans were a nuisance and threat to slavery (Banks, 2003). According to Harris (1992), during the 1700s, free African Americans and African American slaves began to believe that they would have a better chance at equality and emancipation if they were able to read. Because Blacks were also segregated and discriminated against in churches, Blacks began to form Black churches where schools for Black children were established (Banks, 2003).
In this century, slavery came into play, it was very sad because it separated families, slaves lived under poor conditions, they also had rules like the Black Codes which were laws passed by Southern states that had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy. In 16-3 “Jacob Brown wishes to find his sister and friends, from whom he was sold about eight years ago.” Many of these people wanted to have liberty; they tried to reunite their families because of the separation of slavery. In addition, black people won their freedom by establishing 13, 14, and 15 amendments that signify freedom, citizenship, and vote. In the movie, “Gone with the Wind”, it shows how slaves suffered during this ages, how they were treated being ruled by their superiors. It clearly explains the example of the life of the former slaves.
When slavery was abolished, Jim Crow laws were put into effect to keep African Americans and Whites separated. During these times black slaves were to receive 4 acres of land and a mule from the slave owner to repay them for the incarceration as slaves. Due to the split labor market, blacks had a harder time retaining their jobs, and the jobs that were approved for blacks were low paying. Despite the these societal disadvantages against the African American people, some slaves like my great, great, great grandfather, Wesley A. Settles who built the first school in Edgefield, SC where he taught African American children how to read and write, were able to rise and prosper.
The religious movement in the second great awakening played a tremendous role in the emancipation of the slaves. The abolition movement was an effort to free the slaves. America was divided at that time, not everybody was treated equal. It was religious politicians that strive for the abolition movement back then before the Civil War. It was such a misconception that The Declaration of independence was in affect and some politicians still did not adhere to all men are created equal.
After Douglass published his Autobiography ‘Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave’ he had to escape to Great Britain, leaving his family behind in fear of being recaptured until 1847 when he became a free man with help from British supporters (Bodden 16-17). If he wouldn’t have sailed to Britain and gained support from British followers he would have risked being captured by white men and put back into slavery, so he had to leave everything behind. Despite all of this his sacrifice helped us learn more about slavery and what they went through. Frederick Douglass worked hard to free slaves, and even endangered himself a few times in the process. Douglass lived a long life and accomplished many things but the biggest accomplishment was freedom.
“necessary evil” in order to support the whims and pride of the white communities, along with the economic requirements of producing cotton and other luxuries (2). Some of the ways of relief that slaves managed to secretly or openly engaged with in order to relieve from differing types of abuse from their masters were church services, religious festivities, spreading stories related with “freedom from oppression,” songs and hymns, and dancing (“Unit VII” 4). The collection of stories and books had been preserved historically but were later removed as a campaign against “hate speech.” Nevertheless, these had become means for the blacks to relieve the pangs of slavery and as a mode of survival (4). Meanwhile, the issues on racism