The two formats are virtually the same, but the Declaration of Sentiments focuses on how men are stopping women while the Declaration of Independence focuses on strengthening The People. The Declaration of Sentiments is a great example of how American Freedom was shaped by considerations of gender. Women during this period did not feel as though they were included in society and decided to do something about it. Another huge part of the History of American Freedom is the issue revolving around slavery. Before the American Civil War, the southern states of the United States were mainly consisted of slaves and slave owners.
Slavery may run deep in your veins from your ancestors and even in your name. “Slavery; the state of being a slave. The practice or system of owning slaves. Slave; a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. A person who is strongly influenced by or controlled by something.” (Oxford 2008) The definitions gives the meaning of slavery and slave in two forms one as property and a next as restrained.
Even though this is bad on its own the Triangular Trade is deemed much worse for multiple reasons. One of the reasons being that you were slaved completely on the way you looked, basically your race. Also, you worked in slavery until death and slavery was passed down to the slave's children. Unlike the slavery in Africa the slavery in the colonies came with specific rules. For example, it is stated "that all servants imported and brought into this country, by sea or land, who were not Christians in their native country, shall be accounted and be slaves, and as such be here bought and sold notwithstanding conversion" (Clark, 42).
The blacks were restricted for all the basic and legally privileged rights. Not only them but others outsiders (to America) such as Asian-Americans , native Americans etc. Incidents in the life of a slave girl written by Harriet Jacobs and published by L.Maria Child (in 1831), is an autobiography by the author herself which documents Jacobs life as a slave .
I do not believe slavery was region locked to the south only. I believe the South was seen for the cotton gin and slavery; however, I believe the North took another perspective through supporting slavery from an economic and political stance (Gerdeman, 2017). Therefore, both the South and North powered the country through slavery and made African American lives
Before the European settlers arrived in America even the Native Americans had their own slaves. Slavery was a very argumentative issue in America and, in fact, was the root cause of both the Haitian revolution and the American Civil War. The importation of slaves to Europe began when the Portuguese Crown gave up its monopoly of the slave trade in Europe leading to private ownership of slaves. This caused the European settlers, especially the Portuguese, to bring more slaves to the Americas directly from Africa. The Spanish were the first to use African slaves in the New World on islands such as Cuba and Hispaniola with the first African slaves arriving in Hispaniola in 1501.
Slavery in America, particularly in the Southern region, was heavily depended upon due to the high demand for labor. Historically, slaves were primarily blacks but race did not become an issue until 1650, when Virginia and Maryland claimed that infidel (non Christian) slaves could be enslaved for life. Following this claim, non-whites became a target for slavery. In 1739, a group of rebellious slaves paraded towards Georgia and Florida, and killed several whites at Stono, South Carolina. After these white killings, slave codes were implemented to end rebellion and restrict mobility.
Introduction In America, the earliest Africans viewed in the same way as indentured servants from Europe. Unfortunately this similarity did not continue for a long time. By the latter half of the 17th century clear differences existed in the treatment of black and white servants. A 1662 Virginia law assumed Africans would remain servants for life. The awakening of Negroes in America in the early part of this century resulted due to turbulent social experience in the white society.
With the European enslavement of people from Africa came a need for a viable excuse to do so. The reason that was chosen as a means of justification for the enslavement of Africans was an interpretation of Genesis: the first book of the Bible. Europeans claimed that Africans were the descendants of Ham and were therefore condemned to be “servants unto servants” (Fredrickson). This Biblical justification for slavery lead to a continental view, later expanding to the Americas, that those with black skin were subservient to those with white. The racist moral justification for slavery quickly evolved into legal segregation and the subordination of those of African descent.
Common features in the treatment of slaves and serfs as well as their identical status in the society is traced in the novels and demonstrates that the institution of serfdom may be considered as a form of slavery. Nevertheless, attitude towards slaves and serves in the two nations was different, which may be learned from the existence of anti-slavery movement in one country and lack of such in another. The origins and causes of such diverse attitude may serve as a suggestion for the further