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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

As the other answers here describe, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 meant that there was nowhere safe for an escaped slave anywhere in the United States. That is why Harriet Tubman had to take her...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 3:00 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

In my view, Brown was a hero, despite the fact that his methods in attempting to bring an end to slavery were poorly construed and unsuccessful. Brown intended to trigger an insurrection in order...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2019 1:29 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

White Southerners supported slavery for a variety of reasons. But many did so despite not owning slaves themselves. The main reason for doing so was that slavery was the foundation of the Southern...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018 8:45 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

There were indeed stark social differences between the North and the South in the years leading up to the American Civil War. The South was an agrarian society that largely relied on slave labor...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2019 3:51 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Harriet Tubman had experienced the brutal realities of slavery, having been enslaved for the first thirty years of her life. She was actually severely injured by an overseer and had what we would...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2018 5:50 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion in South Carolina in 1739. While it isn’t totally clear why this rebellion occurred, there are a few possible explanations. One possible explanation is...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2016 5:20 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Having the Underground Railroad as the starting point for a research paper is a fairly narrowed down topic; however, there are lots of different directions that you could go with the research. I...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2018 3:03 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The question – “what caused the slave trade to increase during the early 1800s” – is a little difficult to answer unless one posits that it is a trick question intended to determine whether a...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2014 2:17 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The Free Soil movement contributed to the Civil War by convincing Southerners that slavery was under threat by the North. The phrase "Free Soil" referred to the demand that slavery be restrained to...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2018 4:58 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Owning slaves can reinforce the idea that the slave owner is superior. This leads to more racial hatred. Since the owner can do whatever he wants to his "property" I can see how this would lead...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011 12:08 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Another key way in which the anti-slavery movement impacted politics is that it was the precursor to the women's suffrage movement—the first wave of feminism. A number of white women from the North...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2018 12:52 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

By calling slavery a "positive good," John Calhoun meant that slavery was not only something that had to be defended, but that slavery was defensible as positive for southern society. He stated...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2018 1:42 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Between 1800 and 1860, the entire economy of the United States had changed, and nowhere more so than in the South. Early settlers chose coastal locations, where soil was moister and long-staple...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 11:11 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The most major impact of the abolitionist movement was that it made slavery into an emotional and political issue. The issue of whether or not to have slaves was present at the nation's founding....

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017 6:19 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The humanitarian case against slavery had far deeper roots in the abolitionist movement than the economic case. While important figures, most notably, Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2019 10:54 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

In his letter to his former master, Jourdan Anderson does not provide his definition of freedom in so many words. However, by describing his current situation as much preferable to enslavement, we...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020 9:53 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The Revolutionary War presented more of an opportunity than a challenge for slaves, as the British offered freedom to any slaves who chose to flee to their side. Even so, they were not taught to...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2012 7:47 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The above answer is based on conjecture and is speculative at best. Slaves in the north were not treated better than in the south. In fact there is some evidence that the exact opposite was true....

Latest answer posted January 20, 2012 8:14 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

James Henry Hammond was a nineteenth-century slaveowner from South Carolina who vigorously defended slavery as a good idea. As governor of South Carolina, he stated that American slavery is not...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2017 11:39 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Popular sovereignty is the belief that people make decisions about laws and their government when a democracy is in place, and the control is ruled "by the people, for the people." Citizens have...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2011 10:45 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The Southern economy was heavily dependent upon slave labor. The Southern economy was agrarian; agriculture was its lifeblood, and being able to cultivate fields through the use of slaves was...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2018 2:41 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The raid at Harpers Ferry had several immediate effects which can be seen as not only causative with regard to the war, but also having a bearing on the way the war was fought and, possibly, its...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2018 4:37 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

There were two main reasons for the expansion of slavery—the cotton gin's invention in 1796 and the United States' westward expansion. The cotton gin allowed one slave to do the work of many since...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2017 10:20 pm UTC

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Clearly, all of the above answers are right, but there are a couple of important things that none of the three previous answers has mentioned. The previous answers all focus on coercion and...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2010 10:17 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Formed in 1848 in opposition to slavery in the United States' newly acquired territory from Mexico after victory in the Mexican War, the Free Soil Party was dedicated to the general prevention of...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 3:14 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

I don't agree completely with the second post. The main differences in the pre-1830 and post-1830 movements center around their goals and their degree of popular support. Before 1830, as pohnpei...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2010 11:38 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Slavery was a key issue during the Civil War time period—it was the most critical issue influencing secession. Throughout the 1850s and 1860s, slavery and its continued survival was a critical and...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2018 9:13 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Slave revolts occurred throughout the New World in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Because your question is very general, I would draw your attention to the important differences between...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2016 12:11 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

There are two main types of reasons why slavery was terrible for slaves. First, slavery was terrible because slaves lived in very poor material conditions. Slaves typically lived in very small,...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016 5:54 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Long before the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, there was a growing movement in America to stop the slave trade and abolish the system of slavery in the nation. You should focus on how...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 5:14 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

During this period, slavery expanded in some areas of the United States while it disappeared in others. This has much to do with two factors. One was the result of different economies in different...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2020 3:30 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The Ostend Manifesto was a document intended to remain secret from the U.S. ministers, or ambassadors, to Great Britain, Spain and France, James Buchanan, Pierre Soule, and J.Y. Mason,...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2014 5:49 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The benefits of the African slave trade, such as they were, redounded entirely to those Western countries involved in it. They grew incredibly wealthy from slavery, amassing considerable sums from...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019 6:25 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Slavery was a central bulwark of the economy of the southern United States in the nineteenth century. While the North developed a wide range of industries and was economically diversified, the...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 9:22 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

With the California Gold Rush, California's population increased dramatically, such that, as early as 1849, it was seeking admittance as a State into the Union. In the process, however, it...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 10:58 pm UTC

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I think that one of the potential reasons why there were not more slave revolts and rebellions in the South is evident in the measures that slaveowners took in controlling their slaves. Simply...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2014 7:54 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Religion: In the early 1800s, most slaves were not Christian, but a period followed in which Protestants especially focused efforts on converting slaves to follow Christ. The reasoning behind the...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 2:32 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Actually, there was a greater relationship between the two than the above answer indicates. Both movements originated with the reform movements of the Second Great Awakening; and the Women's...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2011 4:24 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The authors of this document petitioned the Union Convention out of a very legitimate concern. They believed that, in the absence of a constitutional amendment outlawing slavery, that slaveholders...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 9:41 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The most obvious way of showing opposition to slavery is also one of the best documented-- running away. "Runaway slave" or "fugitive slave" were the terms given to slaves who tried to escape the...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2014 11:50 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She also helped many other slaves escape to freedom with her role in the Underground Railroad. These actions are reflected in the American Dream. The American...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2016 9:17 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

In the nineteenth century, the experience of a slave in the upper South differed in some respects from that of a slave in the lower South because the two regions had different economies. The farms...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 2:00 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Planters feared slaves not so much because of the ill treatment slaves received at their hands, as the first answer above implies; that is a situation which could easily be remedied. Rather, they...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 8:19 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

"Natural and Inalienable Right to Freedom" is one of the numerous petitions for freedom that groups of slaves submitted to the Massachusetts legislature. This particular petition was presented to...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2019 6:00 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Religion played a major role in both Nat Turner's revolt and Denmark Vesey's planned uprising. In short, it served as a motivating factor for both Turner and Vesey, who were important leaders in...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2018 5:23 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Over time, slave ownership became increasingly concentrated among a smaller number of landowners throughout the Southern colonies. According to the Digital History source I attached below, The...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019 4:49 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

By 1840, slavery was abolished in the Northern states and still a crucial part to the Southern plantation economy. The slave population was almost at 4 million, the majority working on the...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2015 12:29 am UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

Harriet Tubman's life is significant because it stands as a testament to incredible courage in the face of evil. Once she had escaped slavery herself, Tubman looked for ways she could help others....

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 9:18 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The audience for slave narratives was whites. The former slaves who wrote the narratives wanted to dispel false ideas, such as the idea that blacks were well treated, well fed, and content to be...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2018 12:57 pm UTC

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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century

The American Colonization Society and the American Anti-Slavery Society both worked to help slaves but in different ways. The American Colonization Society worked with freed African Africans, some...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2018 6:17 pm UTC

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