The Underground Railroad was a secret network of safe houses that organized by people who helped runaway men, women and children slaves. From the years 1780 until the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 enslaved individuals would run away in hopes to receive help from the free and reach their way up into the northern part of the United States. Many historians have approached this topic in several perspectives. Daniel O. Sayers “The Underground Railroad Reconsidered” provides an overview of the Underground Railroad as a long-term of African-American defiance and marronage. It analyses the political economic impacts across the slave owning sectors, the slave’s culture and the influence of religion on the Underground Railroad.
The ⅗ Compromise was a solution to a conflict between the United States northern and southern states in 1787. The conflict was whether or not enslaved people would be counted as representing a whole person when it came to representation in the Electoral College and the House of Representatives in Congress. It was decided that each slave would represent ⅗ of the value of a free person. The impact of this compromise was that it temporarily solved a problem that could have kept our country from moving forward as a new nation. The ⅗ Compromise allowed our country to ratify the US Constitution in 1790 but also pointed out the great flaw of slavery in our nation and opened our eyes to the reality of slavery and how the slaves weren’t treated like ⅗ of a person at all.
Slaves would group together to run away and established their own communities. In the Slave Narrative Collection of the Federal Writers ' Project of the WPA, Ida Blackshear Hutchinson. She relates the experiences of her father. “When the overseer untied
One type of Indian Resistance was the order removal of Indian Tribes residing East of the Mississippi newly to established Indian Territory West of Arkansas and Missouri, and another resistance was that those resisting eviction forcibly removed by American forces oftenly after the prolonged of the legal and military battles. C.) Question 2 Nat Turner Rebellion/slave treatment/life A.) Nat Turner was a slave from Virginia that led groups
In the North about 2% of people were slaves or personal servants; while on other hand about 25% of people were slaves who worked on farms and plantations. One of the famous patriots Nash mentions in his writing is Thomas Peters who “was an Egba of the Yoruba tribe, living in what is now Nigeria and known, of course, by a different name. But a year later he was in the New World, having been kidnapped by slave traders, carried across the Atlantic, and sold at auction in French Louisiana. Peters lost not only is Egba name and his family and friends but also his liberty, his dreams of happiness, and very nearly his life.” (Nash 6). After the British and French war, Peters’s family, hundred members of the Black Guides and Pioneers evacuated from New York to Nova Scotia.
Scott, who was an African American slave, sued for his freedom after his masters had traveled with him to a free state. The Court, ruled by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, came to the conclusion that Scott was not a free man because he was property and it would be unconstitutional to take the property of a citizen. While the South was pleased with the outcome,
There was this particular slave who build the underground railroad to free slaves and her name was Harriet Tubman born in Dorchester Country, Maryland, but that wasn 't her real name. Her real name was Araminta Ross born on 1822 and died March 10, 1913. Her mother Harriet “Rit” Green was owned by a slave owner named Mary Pattison Brodess and her father Ben Ross was owned by a slave owner named Anthony Thompson who actually later married Rit and Ben’s daughter Araminta or she goes by “minty”. Harriet 's father was freed from slavery at the age of 45 by one of his previous owner, but Rit and her children were not freed from slavery no matter the fact of his husband was free. By the time Harriet grew older most African Americans were freed in slavery.
Slavery in America began in the early 16th century, and lasted through the late 19th century. There were many people that believed that slavery was tolerable, and there were others that believed that it was an unacceptable cause. One of the many abolitionist of slavery, Frederick Douglass, wrote and delivered The Hypocrisy of American Slavery Speech on July 4, 1852 to a assemblage of other abolitionists. In Douglass’ speech, he attempts to display that slaves are human beings and should be treated as such. He establishes a sympathetic tone to grasp the attention of the people who are allowing slavery to continue happening.
“Hurry up, run, I think I know where they went,” I yelled back to the group following me. I was the leader of a group of slave catchers trying to catch slaves on the Underground railroad “I think I heard them,”called a slave catcher named Tyrone. We were a group of 6 people looking for runaway slaves that are looking to be free. “Not on my watch,” I thought. I had already caught three slaves, but I had not been paid very well.
A document written by Olaudah Equiano, a victim of the slave trade, describes his experience in detail. He writes of his first encounter with slave traders, who ripped him out of his home at eleven and separated him from his sister, then was sold time and time again. He eventually ended up on the west coast of Africa, and was shipped to the Americas. This is only one of man tragic stories of people’s experience during the Atlantic slave trade. After reading this account, it is easy to blame the people who ripped the child from his home, but these people valued their business, and they wanted to make their