Slavery was justified by slaveholders of the Antebellum Era by viewing these slaves as members of their family. Many southerners, such as George McDuffie, saw that slaves were not subjected to the same conditions that European immigrants were subjected to stating that “our slaves are entirely exempted” from said conditions. The justification and the actuality often differed. This clear difference was first displayed in 1852 with the publishing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Its story depicts a sale and separation of Black slave families. This book would sell over 300,000 copies. This discrepancy in view was caused by the position that masters hold over theirs slaves. A master would provide food, water, and work to a slave –not out of love but out of necessity. Due to the duties of a master, slave supporting southerners often made the false comparison. This attitude stressed the caring and gentle nature of a master. This would also be shown false in Theodore Weld’s American Slavery as It Is: “The sla...
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... for Reconstruction of his own. The ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment would now be necessary for reentry to the Union, and it denied rights to a few Confederate elite with more than twenty thousand dollars’ worth of property. Both plans would be followed by Congressional plans that would include the Fourteenth Amendment and also what would later be the Fifteenth Amendment.
Therefore, there were several unique views of slavery with distinct causes all with unique significances that would impact the liberty and rights of Blacks forever. A similar time period that experienced a similar theme is the time period of the Civil Rights Movement. These time periods greatly differ as one is working towards rights guaranteed to Blacks, seen in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendment, and the other worked towards the end of segregation and discrimination upon these rights.
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