Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin talked about the struggle of many slaves and the faith they kept while struggling. The first slave that Stowe introduces us to is Eliza. Stowe portrays Eliza’s character as a mother and wife who has lost two children and will do anything to keep the third and remaining child safe. Eliza is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shelby who treated her well and instilled in her Christian ways. While d...
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...her hand would sell their slaves to get their money for church activities and also required the slaves read the bible but wouldn’t allow the slaves to learn how to read. Fredrick Douglass wrote his narrative to tell about the horrors of slavery and to also show that slaves putting their faith in God and being religious had the best outcome for them and that slave owners couldn’t possibly be Christians since they went against everything God believed in.
Slavery was definitely a big thing back in the older times and with slavery comes religion. Harriet Beecher Stowe made it apparent that even while being a slave most slaves still believed in God and followed their Christian religion. William Wells Brown showed that while slave owners claimed to be Christians they sinned a lot. And Fredrick Douglass made it clear that you can’t be a slave owner as well as a Christian.
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