The double nature of slavery was a lose-lose situation in most cases for Africans faced with the future of slavery. The double nature of slavery takes away the human rights that most people agree that other people have. These rights include the right to their personal freedom and the right to speak in their own defense (Roberts-Miller 2002, 8). It is a lose-lose situation because not only does it take away the human rights of the Africans, but then it also gives them personal responsibility when they do something that is considered bad. In the case Cinque’ and his...
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...in America. Even people who were typically good people felt that it was easier to stay away from the topic of slavery because of the delicate balance between in the North and South at the time.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Africans and they return home but more importantly in American history, the court ruling helps the abolitionist movement. It also becomes symbolic of how the proud Africans stood up for themselves and were actually heard and rewarded.
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