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  • Douglass's Appeals To His Audience
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    FREDERICK DOUGLASS'S POWERS OF APPEAL After his escape from slavery, Frederick Douglass chose to promote the abolition of slavery by speaking about the actions and effects that result from that institution. In an excerpt from a July 5, 1852 speech at Rochester, New York, Douglass asks the question: What to the slave is the Fourth of July? This question is a bold one, and it demands attention. The effectiveness of his oration is derived from the personal appeals in which he engages the listener. ...
  • Resistant To The Christianization Of Their Slaves
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    The purpose of this paper is ask and attempt to answer the question of the presence of religion during oppressionistic times, particularly during the enslavement of black people in the United States. Rev. Thornton Stringfellow, a Baptist minister of Culpepper County, Virginia, during the 1850's was one of the most forceful and popular preachers of the biblical defense of slavery. Scriptural and Statistical Views in Favor of Slavery, a widely article published in 1856, Stringfellow stated that th...
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Of Slaves
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    Christianity came into the world approximately two thousand years ago. It was persecuted at first, but actually became the official religion in 381 A.D. 'It is the spiritual force that conquered the Roman Empire; one of the decisive elements in the growth of Western civilization (Buns on 9). Throughout history Christianity has played a major role in changing our society into what it is today. 'Christianity won the professed allegiance of the overwhelming majority of the population of the Roman E...
  • Christianization Of African Slaves
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    Sewall's Response to Mather's The Negro Christianized Cotton Mather and Samuel Sewall clearly disagree on the legality of slavery. For Sewall, it is most important that slaves be given the same freedom as all men; for Mather, it is most important that slaves be Christianized and given the opportunity of eternal light through the grace of Jesus Christ. Christianizing slaves, according to Sewall, neither makes possession of them legal nor improves the providence of their masters. Mather indicates ...
  • Little Interest In Christian Ising The Slaves
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    Religion as a Social Force The Amerindians of the region had their own religious practices and ceremonies before the intervention of any Europeans. For the most part they were polytheistic-worshiping many gods. Much of their rites involved sacrifices, often times humans, as well as dancing singing and smoking. All of that was interrupted with the arrival of the Europeans who insisted that the Amerindians were heathens thus making them inferior. Then and there attempts were made to Christianise t...
  • Christian Education For The Slaves
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    The doctrine of Christianity grants eternal life to all persons who accept that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and choose to follow him. Such a statement leaves little room for interpretation of the scripture itself. Nevertheless, the nineteenth century Christian churches of the Caribbean Islands created a racial distinction between humans which determined who could and who could not be granted eternal life through the Christian faith. This concept of race was based on the belief that Africans ...
  • Slavery As An Un Christian Institution
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    Harriet Beecher Stowe's main goal in writing her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was to convince people, mainly her fellow northerners, of the need to end slavery by showing it's evils that are thrust upon black people and to convince all her readers that slavery conflicts with Christian values. To effectively establish her point, Stowe takes us along on the two very separate journeys of the novel's main characters, Uncle Tom and Eliza Shelby. It is on their journeys that the readers bear witness to the...
  • George Berkeley
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    George Berkeley was a strong believer in the idea that individuals can only directly know sensations and ideas of objects, not abstractions such as "matter". He was an Irish Philosopher whose was recognized most for his idea or immaterialism or subject idealism. The University Of Berkeley and the city surrounding it are named after him and his great works and Yale University also bears his name. Berkeley grew up in Dysart Castle. He was William Berkeley's eldest son. He was educated at Kilkenny ...

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