Douglass' mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, and Wendell Phil... ... middle of paper ... ...arrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1845. Henry Louis Gates, ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. New York: Mentor, 1987.
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Late in the 18th century the land that people owned and used to grow tobacco had soon exhausted the land and caused the South to face an economic crisis. During the time of the crisis that the South was experiencing, the textile industry in England was leading to a huge demand for American cotton (Mason, 2006). American cotton was a southern crop whose production became limited because of the difficulty of removing the seeds from the raw cotton fibers by hand. In 1793, a young Yankee school-teacher whose name was Eli Whitney, invented the cotton gin and it was used to solidify the central importance that slavery had to the economy of the South (Hammond, 2012). Whitney’s device was shortly afterwards copied all over within only a few years.
These topics have been under scutinized and their study would add insight and new perspective to this body of literature. In looking at the body of discourse the recurring themes of what came first; prejudice or slavery first is the most contested. Logically in order to enslave the master must find a means to establish the enslaved “otherness” and it seems that a primary means of doing so was and is ethnocentric superiority and religion. It doesn’t seem that one could justify morally, subjugating another without “knowing” that you were culturally, socially and morally superior to those you wanted to subjugate. In the majority of the studies, the idea that imposing values and religion on the subjugated as beneficial to the subjugated, was a primary theme, yet if there was no financial benefit it is doubtful that the slave system in the United States would have developed or had the impact that it has.
For reasons that hold quite a bit of transparency and with the evidence from our ancestral history, the emerging of the social differences that divided the country and the war that ensued therein seems to be inevitable. I. Origins of European Slave Trade and Its Impact When sifted through all of the political differences of the North and South by the nineteenth century, the core issue is left exposed at the premise of slavery. The core conflict of the war itself revolved around its existence. Fundamentally, the Union of the North lead by Abraham Lincoln was for the abolishment of slavery, while the South not only supported it, but relied on i... ... middle of paper ... ...cs/justifications.shtml.
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University of North Carolina 5 Jan 2001 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/neh.html> Levy, Steven. Slavery in Kentucky. Lancaster Pennsylvania: New Printing Company, Negro universities Press 4-6 McDougle, Ivan E. “Sketches of America”. Black Studies at Howard University. 1994.