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Politians Stance Against Slavery
Politicians were just as loud on the anti-slavery side as they were on the pro-slavery line. It was not just individual politicians but entire parties who used the written word to promote their thoughts on slavery.
Abolitionists Used the Bible to Support Cause
Abolitionists turned to the Bible just as quickly as those who defended slavery. The chancellor of Protestant University, William Wilson, stated that slavery was “at war with the image of God in which man was created”.
History of Slavery Used by Abolitionist
The power of the written word was embraced by those who opposed slavery. Through the work of abolitionists, anti-slavery material exploded onto the scene and became the most prominent. The old adage of the squeakiest wheel gets the grease applied here.
Slavery Supported in Fiction Writings
The writings of the pro-slavery faction did not just stop at political speeches or scientific dissertations. It spread into the world of fiction writing where authors rose up to counter the writings of the abolitionist and former slave who wrote of the hard life many slaves endured.
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.
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