Analysis Of Lewis Tappan The Slave Friend

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Slavery has always been the most shocking phenomena of our world. Slavery, by itself seems to be very unnatural and induces mixed feelings from the heart of each person. Some people are descendants of those who used to be slaves years ago. People do not understand the possibility of one human being considering another human being its slave. Slavery, by definition, is the first historical form of exploitation, under which a slave along with different implements of production becomes the private property of the slave owner (Dictionary) . In other words slavery converts an individual human being into a “thing” or even some kind of consumer item. This phenomena has done a lot of harm to million of people, taking away lives and destroying the…show more content…
One of the magazines called “Child Prayer” starts out praying for the poor and the slaves in chains. From the article title its is clear that this is coming from a child, this child wants God to bring better day for the slaves. Lewis Tappan continues to write his perspective and anti-slave thoughts throughout the prayer. “ Do not let wicked men whip them so. Do not let them sell their children. But make men willing to be kind to the poor slaves, to teach them to read the Bible, and to do to them as they would wish to be done unto. O Lord, I pray, too, for the souls of the slaves.”, write Tappen. This quote shows that all the child wants is to be accepted and be treated as an equal. They want the white man to teach them things and to not look down on them. The child calls on to the God to help the slaves get through the hard times and make life…show more content…
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a historical book that I feel is one of the most mind enduring books of all time. This book put me in the place of every northern citizen in the 1800s. It details about the pain and suffering that all of the other slaves faced and really opened people 's eyes on the issue of slavery.Harriet Beecher Stowe 's main goal in writing her novel Uncle Tom 's Cabin was to convince people, mainly her fellow northerners, of the need to end slavery by showing its evils that are thrust upon black people and to convince all her readers that slavery conflicts with Christian values. Harriet Beecher Stowe stated” I’ve always had a prejudice against negroes and it’s a fact, I never could bear to have that child touch me; but, I didn’t think she knew it." (246) This quote shows the hate that whites had toward blacks and how they made them feel less of a person than they were. Blacks were not seen people, they were owned by the white man and followed his rules. Blacks were overwhelmed and wanted freedom, and to live a different life but it was a long work in
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