Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln Compare and Contrast Essay Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln may seem as if they have tons of differences, but there were many similarities between the two as well. To start off, a big similarity between Lincoln and Tubman was that both of their goals were to free slaves. Both thought that all men should be treated equally and that no one deserved to be treated how masters treated slaves. Also, they both had an important figure in each of their lives to help with that request was Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery and taught himself to read and write.
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.
Both Kunta and Douglass failed miserably during their first attempt. Kunta Kinte did not have a plan, which was the main reason he failed. To begin, Kunta destroyed his chains to make it easier to run, but actually dug himself into a deeper situation. If the master had seen Kunta without his chains there would’ve been major consequences, which forced Kunta to run. Due to an unplanned runaway it did not take long for Kunta to be caught.
Within all major societies of the world exists a power struggle between the majority and the minority, the disenfranchised and the coddled. But no power struggle has achieved the same notoriety as the black slave’s plight in the Western world. From England to the West Indies and the Americas, black slaves suffered insurmountable trauma and subjugation. One of these slaves, Olaudah Equiano, recounts his experiences, both triumphant and pitiful, within the Americas and England to affect change in his audience and in the world. In his The Life of Olaudah Equiano, he utilizes specific rhetorical strategies to affect this change and to accomplish his goal.
If a child were born to a slave, that child then became a slave. The Book of Exodus explains that a father could sell his unmarried daughter into servitude with the understanding that his son could marry her when she became of age to do so. This was a form of sexual slavery. Reference to the Epistle to Philemon in the New Testament has been used by both those who support the slavery movement as well as by those who were against it. Slaves were warned to obey their masters, “As to the Lord and not to men.” However, their masters were also held to this same standard.
Morgan Roney Interracial Relations in the Antebellum South Interracial sexual relations under slavery were a major factor of the early national and antebellum South. In Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861, by Joshua D. Rothman, many relationships are shared to illustrate what went on during those times. Relationships that were most talked about included those between slave masters and their slaves. Sexual relations raised many issues including: race, slavery, and violence. They also brought about various responses from people around.
He speaks of how the slaves have a crave for learning and the white men are not a fan. On page eighty-nine, Douglass states, “I succeeded in creating in them a strong desire to learn how to read...they had much rather see us engaged in those degrading sports, than to see us behaving intellectual, moral, and accountable beings.” This communicates the theme crystal clear because Douglass creates a sabbath school so he can educate his fellow slaves. Education makes slaves turn into more accountable beings and the more educated a slave is, the more free he
Nat Turner was a popular religious leader among his yellow slaves and he had taught himself to read and write. He led a group of followers on a brief and that resulted in the death of at least 55 whites. Also, Harriet Tubman courageously made 19 trips back into the South during the 1850s to help other enslaved people escape and cause of that she was known as the ''Moses of her people'' for leading slaves to freedom in the North. Federick Douglass was also an African American leader who was born into slavery and gained freedom when they fled to the North. Whoever got to the North was pretty much lucky cause getting to the North was impossible, especially from the Deep South.
As for childhood, they both grew up on different paths, but then kept creeping closer to similarity’s as they aged. While other slaves had the daily routine torture, Kunta Kinte and Frederick Douglass used their strength in similaries and differences, to help them survive. I believe a more accurate portaryal of slavery would be Roots. I belive this because in my opinion, it shows a more realistic and serious example of what slavery was really like. One reason why I believe this was because of the fight between Frederick and his master.
Slavery is said to have existed long before the immigration began with some incidents being cited from the Bible. David Brion states in, Inhumane Bondage; The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World that “despite such degrading definitions, historically slaves found ways to retain their human dignity and resist total domination by their masters, through cultural adaptations, the formation of extended kin or social networks, and individual or collective rebellions” (Davis 231). This means that while the black community was subjected to slavery, men still found a way to maintain their dominance, and while the entire family was under slavery women still had to submit to their husbands and the male figures in society (Davis 243). In fact in such conditions, the social order still depicted that men were still in control and regardless of their race or origin women were under the rule of men. Many of the slaves found in America were shipped from Africa and while they were subjected to a new culture and religion, they continued to use the culture they inherited from their original homes where by men were the head of the family.