For document 5, the main idea is to stop slavery because of its brutality. John Woolman is an early abolitionist in the colonial era, he said this to all Americans to appeal to every plantation owner, every colonist to stop use slaves. Document 6 is the opposite side of document 5, its point of view is to oppress the slaves and ignore slaves’ human rights. At that time, slavery prevailed in Virginia, these laws were made for colonists in Virginia to benefit plantation owners, to control slaves better. Document 7 tells the miserable life of slaves on slave trade ships.
He wants the people to realize just how hypocritical they are in what they proclaim compared to what they actually do. He does this when he says, “The existence of slavery in this country brands your republicanism as a sham, your humanity as a base pretence, and your Christianity as a lie.” Frederick Douglass exposes the evils of slavery by giving the people a slave’s perspective of their Fourth of July. He explains that Fourth of July is just another day to a slave, where he is reminded that he is a victim of abuse and inequality. He also discusses how slavery even damages society by saying it is the enemy of improvement/progress. He does this when he states, “It is the enemy of improvement, the deadly foe of education; it fosters pride; it promotes vice; it shelters crime.” Frederick Douglass has hope that slavery will soon end because the world is becoming united/closer to one another.
Gaines used allusions on multiple occasions. In chapter 8, Matthew Antoine references Hitler as well as the Klu Klux Klan when speaking to Grant: “Nothing pleases me more than when I hear of something wrong. Hitler had his reasons, and even the Ku Klux Klans of the South for what they do. You don’t believe me, do you?” (Gaines 52) By using this reference, it illustrated the severity of the alienation of blacks in the Southern United States. In 1619, a Dutch ship “introduced the first captured Africans to America, planting the seeds of a slavery system that evolved into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty that would ultimately divide the nation”.
In this document I 've used Calderon “Slavery” lecture, telling us how slaves never felt free or to be known as who they we were. In Calderon 's lecture it tell us how these slaves were stereotypes and be known as a good slave, also these slaves were always told that they were free but free for the whites means “to contract terms of our labor.”This lecture is similar to what John brown was talking about in his last speech. Brown said “Now, is it is have done, in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong,but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit:so let it be done”(188) These two readings they compare themselves because of how slaves were never treated free or they were always suffering for what their owners would tell them, John Brown put his life into the lives of the slaves and he was always just thinking to free the slaves from all this torture that they have lived. Calderon, Colleen.
Once you look at the religion, the declaration of independence and from the way slaves are treated you will see that slavery is the greatest form of injustice placed upon people of another race. The first reason to show that slavery is evil is religion. It was immoral. How could one look at God and ask for his blessings when later they would return to the plantations to force their slaves to work through the long and hot hours. Southerners
Numerous people in the South believed that ending slavery in the United States would put the nation’s economy in debt. In general, from U.S. History stated, “Defenders of slavery argued that if all the slaves were freed, there would be widespread unemployment and chaos” (“The Southern Argument for Slavery”). In other words, the defenders of slavery thought setting the slaves free would cause massive destruction around the United States and many of the defenders of slavery used biblical verse to get their point across. Specifically, abolitionists argued that there are no laws protecting slaves and that slave owners held to much power. For example, in 1852 a woman named Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book called Uncle Tom’s Cabin to portray those thoughts.
In response to the everlasting effects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, I believe that Yaa Gyasi wrote Homegoing in order to shed a light on the harrowing reality that many Africans and African Americans onced lived through. Enslaved and stripped of their identities, Yaa Gyasi illustrates the dehumanization of Africans through the characters of Esi and Ness. Set in the time period of when Africans were beginning to work with the Europeans in the slave trade, invaders capture Esi and take her to the dungeons of the Cape Coast Castle. Here, the memories of her splendid past life only serve as a way to forget about the Castle. The conditions of the dungeons are unbearable; women stacked on top of each other and their waste was up to their ankles (Gyasi 46).
History, “Bacon’s Rebellion helped to catalyze the creation of a system of racial slavery in the Chesapeake colonies” (79). The demand for higher benefits displeased many business owners which influenced them to seek other lower risk laborers. After the Bacon’s Rebellion, plantation owners and merchants feared of another costly dispute among their indentured servants. The practice of chattel slavery offered as a more promising prospect for preventing future rebellion. The underlying pattern of the conspiracy was to select people who were illiterate and destitute to work in the foreign land of the Atlantic World.
1st Period In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s point that she was trying to get communicate in Uncle Tom’s Cabin is that slavery should be abolished. She communicated this by showing the reader how brutal and callous humans can be, how hard it was for blacks to become free, and how loyal some slaves were despite the fact that they were treated as if they were property. One way Stowe showed that slavery should be abolished is by showing the reader the brutal treatment of the slaves. Stowe included how slave owners like Master Simon Legree work their slaves to death and buy more slaves for cheap, repeating this cycle over and over(Ch 31). Tom was sold at an auction to Master Legree after Master St. Clare is killed(Ch 30).
This was stated clearly in the description of the 1672 law, “…as it hath beene manifested…that many negroes…are out in rebellion…whome many mischeifs…dangerous...for the prevention…if any nergroe, molatto, Indian slave, or servant for life, runaway...it shall lawful for any person…to take him, upon the resistance…to kill or wound him.” (“Virginia Servant and Slave Laws,” in Handout Set, p. 3) Summarizing the quote, if a slave attempts to runaway and is seen they have a probability of being killed or wounded. The profit here for the master would be that once a slave is killed the master would be satisfied by a “publique” (value of the slave), which is basically the amount of money the slave’s life was worth. Due to all the unfair treatment the slaves gathered enough courage to take a stand against being oppressed any longer, this led to the Stono Rebellion to take action in the eighteenth century. In the rebellion the action that was taken was very gruesome, which was present in the book American Promise, “…twenty slaves attacked a… store, killed…more than twenty white men, women, and children.”(Roark, The American Promise, p. 116) Once the slaves were put to a halt this caused uncertainty between the masters and the slaves inflicting more violence between them to prevent future rebellions. Surprisingly, violence against Africans is still visible today in many ways.