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Science Support of Slavery
Even science chimed in on the topic in various publications including that of Dr. John H. Van Evrie. In “Negroes and Negro ‘Slavery’”, he examined the “specific character of the Negro” by “stripping off the skin of the negro” and proving him to be a “different and inferior species
Politics Voice For Slavery
Even political speeches were printed and passed around to support the institution of slavery.
Slavery Justified Through the Life of the Slave
Every culture had levels of society that worked menial tasks. There was always someone needed to wash clothes, clean houses, drive others around, and keep food on the table. Those that supported slavery saw it as the role of Africans and the support needed that slavery was the answer for those tasks
Slavery Justified Through the Bible
Supporters of slavery even turned to the Christian Bible for arguments. From the sacred texts, it was argued how slavery was not only acceptable but almost needed to keep society moving forward.
Slavery Justified Through History
Slavery was a perfect source of that as labor only cost a little extra for those who owned them and they were easy to obtain. As the civilizations grew, so did their conflicts.
Slavery Fought Through the Written Word
Slavery was a hot topic long before the Civil War broke out. Individuals from both sides voiced their opinions through laws, political speeches, and even the written word.
The Good Intentions of the Carpetbaggers
Yet many carpetbaggers looked to improve positions in the South. One of the greatest needs was education of the black community.
Carpetbaggers and the New Social South
The social aspect was also a major change in the South. It would take quite a bit of adjustment for both the blacks and the whites. It was also an aspect that carpetbaggers could take advantage of as well as give a large amount of aid.
Carpetbaggers and the South's Economy
The change in the economic status of the entire country played a major part in the treatment of the new freed slaves and the role of the carpetbagger. It began with the change in the status of the slaves combined with the effects of war on the land.
The Intent of the Carpetbagger
The world had changed for the South. Overall life as it had been was over. A new world awaited Southerners whether they liked it or not with the main areas being politics, economics, and social aspects. Carpetbaggers arriving showed how dramatically life in the south was going to change.
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