The society received an enormous amount of support from African Americans in the North. In 1835, they also set up many branches were set up in the Southern states. This allowed the society to flood “the
To save the blacks from never getting equal rights Douglass, a father of the abolitionist society joined the fight of the civil rights fight for equal rights and in his cost Douglass escaped from slavery. Years passed with Covey beating him, until Frederick fought back, and soon he gave up. He knew Covey being faint would give him the chance to escape. He would soon end the civil rights movement. Frederick Douglass, known as the father of civil rights, was an abolitionist anti slavery writer who played a very big part in the civil rights movement of 1854 to 1868.
Fredrick Douglas was a moving abolitionist speaker. He spoke about his own slave experiences. Because of his courage and talent at public speaking he won himself a career as a lecturer for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. People who opposed abolition said he could never have been a slave.
Dorothea Lynde Dix Dorothea Dix is well known for her efforts to reform insane asylums and because of her dedication to changing the lives of help themselves who are in need of assistance, such as the mentally ill and the imprisoned. “She was a leading figure in those national and international movements that challenged the idea that people with mental disturbances could not be cured or helped.” Throughout her years of improving and changing of the prison conditions and the mentally ill, Dorothea Dix has made significant changes through her efforts and can be seen all over the U.S, Canada, and many European Countries. Dorothea Dix was born in a small town of Hampden, Maine in 1802. Dorothea Lynde Dix´s parents were Joseph and Mary Dix.
We have Douglass and Garnet, both African Americans, as they face in a debate related to a campaign to request money to send Bibles to the slaves of the South. Lincoln wanted to achieve a union between the South and the North, and to achieve its purpose he use the argument that both, people of the South and the North read the same Bible and pray to the same God. The Bible is a set of books that contain the word of God, include rules and doctrines to follow to behave in the best way. Blacks and whites interpret the Bible differently and adjust it to their personal ideals and beliefs. In The Poison Book, Callahan offers us many examples of how blacks and whites interpreted the Bible and how these interpretations were applied at the convenience
In document E we see the rise of Anti-Slave Societies. These societies are tied around the abolishment of slavery and they want to establish them all across the country evidence for this claim is this quote,”We shall organize Anti-Slave societies, if possible in every town, village, and city in our land. ”This quote shows the need to unite the land towards anti-slavery. In document H we have another example of the need to reunite the nation. This is shown in a quote from David Wilmot where he gives a speech fighting for equal rights between blacks and whites.
He later credited a book by Presbyterian Reverend John Rankin, called Letters On Slavery, for drawing him to the cause (Ref. 9). In 1930, Garrison joined the 'American Colonisation Society', hoping to contribute to the wellbeing and freedom to slaves. The society held the view that all Blacks should move to the west coast of Africa, although, he soon found out that their only aim was to make the business of slave trading easier, and to minimise the number of free slaves throughout the United States. After this realisation, he left the society in search of other opportunities.
In “A Plea for Captain John Brown”, a series of speeches given by Thoreau, he endorsed the use of force to eradicate a system of slavery when stated that “a man has a perfect right to interfere by force with the slaveholder, in order to rescue the slave. I agree with him” (Thoreau 2009). In his book, Righteous Violence, author Larry Reynolds mentions that Emerson was involved with abolitionism; but his involvement was much less extreme than that of Thoreau. As time moved on, both Thoreau and Emerson eventually adopted the idea of righteous violence, the idea that using violence is justified when fighting for God, country, or
Reading books taught him that slavery was something to be condemned and that human rights very much existed for everyone, not only for the white man. Being an educated black man, he broke the expectation of blacks being inferior, and having his mind opened up to the new world, his life was changed from being a slave to a leader in the abolitionist movement, fighting to free the other slaves so that they could also experience the same fate-changing event as he
Transcendentalists were Americans that believed everyone should be treated equally, so they began six major reform movements. There were many Transcendentalist movements, but the six most important reforms were the prison movement, women’s rights, anti-slavery, temperance, insane and education movement. The prison reform movement was started by the Transcendentalists because they felt that the system was wrong unfair and cruel. All prisoners suffered the same consequences regardless of his or her crime.
That sort of political influence (especially one so set on not being corrupt) caused a domino effect of political and social reform across the nation. Laws to protect public health and welfare emerged, anti-trust legislation destroyed existing monopolies and helped prevent future monopolies, big business lost power, unionization of most industries, and dissolving of political machines helped relieve the nation from oppression. Reform against social injustice, child labor laws, environmental protection laws, the 17th, 18th, and 19th amendments, and many more Women’s Suffrage ideas were other important changes made during this time. Speaking of Women’s Suffrage, another incredibly important group/movement that took place in this period of time.
The purpose of the Underground Railroad was to free slaves from the ownership of slave owners, and did just that. Over 100,000 thousand slaves were freed from slave owners, and they managed to live their own lives. While slaves escaping did bring about anti-black sentiment from the Southern States most clearly seen in the Fugitive Slave Act, it brought support for abolition because white people could see that all the slaves were just as human as the rest of them. This may not have changed their beliefs of inferiority, but it did change their beliefs that African Americans deserved such cruel treatment. After the awareness of the slaves’ capabilities and the living in communities with slaves, white people in the North that still supported slavery changed their stance after seeing first hand that black people, not just the few free blacks, were similar to everyone else.
Equiano organized group of people called the “Sons of Africa,” they campaigned through public speaking, letter writing in a large open area of lawmakers to abolish slavery. He also led a group of delegate in support of improving the condition of slave ships, to limit the number of enslave Africans that ships could carry. Equiano knew his life story was one of the most important arguments against slavery. So he uses his own life story to persuade the British to abolish slavery by writing his own life story. “The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano”.
This is evident through all the slaves being released in the south (reword this). The reliability of this source is apparent through the fact that it was publicized. (Reword and put in more detail). This is further strengthened by famous Historian, Allen C. Guelzo who wrote: “Slavery, in fact graded personally on Lincoln’s self-made passion for work. Similarly Appendix 2 supports this through showing “(put in sources that shows something that happened under the 13th amendment showing that he did bare to make it help free slaves better than he worked on the emancipation proclamation).”
After the Emancipation Proclamation stating that slaves were allowed to join the Union forces, the African American population decreased. A man enlisted in the war spoke to his wife stating, ¨When i shall have the opportunity of seeing you in the full enjoyment of freedom¨ (Doc 6). In other words, Samuel Cabble means that he is happy to fight for the freedom of his people. Based on the illustrations in ¨Journey of a Slave From the Plantation to the Battlefield¨, a slave died for standing up for what is right (Doc 5). Fredrick Douglas states, ¨ and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned right to citizenship in the United States¨(Doc 7).