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  • Fredrick Douglass Vs Gone With The Wind
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    Fredrick Douglass vs. Gone with the Wind. That's how I perceived the two pieces of literature, Douglass is writing a true account of what his experience has been in slavery while Gone with the Wind is a fictional production of southern life. Pardon the simile but they are like black and white. Douglass gives a graphic portrayal of his own beatings and being forced to work. The guy didn't even know when his birthday was, at first I was like big deal, but after I thought about it and that would su...
  • Allan Pinkerton
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    Allan Pinkerton, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1819, emigrated to Chicago. He was America's first "private eye". A man of many contradictions, he was a conservative who strongly opposed slavery, a very cautious man who risked his life capturing criminals, a militant labor organizer who suppressed the labor movement, and fought for women's rights to be detectives. During his twenty-eight year career as a private detective, Allan Pinkerton and his agency investigated over a thousand crimes. Pinkert...
  • People Within Sudan
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    The 20th century saw the growth of Sudanese nationalism, and in 1953 Egypt and Britain granted the Sudan self-government. Independence was proclaimed on Jan. 1, 1956. Since independence, the Sudan has been ruled by a series of unstable parliamentary governments and military regimes. Under Maj. Gen. Gaa far Mohamed Nimeiry, the Sudan instituted fundamentalist Islamic law in 1983. This exacerbated the rift between the Arab North, the seat of the government, and the black African animists and Chris...
  • 30 Years The Souths Defense For Slavery
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    Elizabeth Baker Mr. Story History Hr. 2-3 24 November 1998 Slavery Essay Transformation of Slavery Defense During the early 1800's the demand for cotton had risen and it was now King of plantations in the southern region of the United States, where the climate was best suited. Now more then ever, slavery had become an essential component of most every cotton producing plantation. The Southerners knew slavery was wrong, but made justifications for it; within a span of 30 years these justification...
  • Southern Defense Of Slavery
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    Southern Proslavery Rhetoric By 1860, the slave states had approximately four million slaves making up approximately one-third of the South's population. However, opposition to slavery began as early as the 1700's by religious leaders and philosophers in North America and Europe who condemned the practice, arguing that slavery was contrary to God's teachings and violated basic human rights. During the Revolutionary War, many Americans came to feel that slavery in the United States was wrong beca...
  • Southern States Back Into The Union
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    Rhys Arnott The American Civil War is one of the most significant and controversial periods in American history. The Civil War was caused by mounting conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by differences and pride, and set into motion by unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the establishment of slavery, which had been introduced into North America in early colonial times. The American Revolution had been fought to confirm the idea that all m...
  • Agitation In The North Against Southern Slavery
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    02-23-2001 The name Civil War is misleading because the war was not a class struggle, but a sectional combat, having its roots in political, economic, social, and psychological elements. It has been characterized, in the words of William H. Seward, as the irrepressible conflict. In another judgment the Civil War was viewed as criminally stupid, an unnecessary bloodletting brought on by arrogant extremists and blundering politicians. Both views accept the fact that in 1861 there existed a situati...
  • South Though The Social Aspects Of Slavery
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    Slavery in 19th Century A justified institution as the 19th century emerged; the infamous institution of slavery grew rapidly and produced some surprising controversy and rash justification. Proslavery, Southern whites used social, political, and economical justification in their arguments defining the institution as a source of positive good, a legal definition, and as an economic stabilizer. The proslavery supporters often used moral and biblical rationalization through a religious foundation ...
  • Slavery As The Bedrock Of Southern Society
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    A large majority of whites in the South supported slavery even though fewer of a quarter of them owned slaves because they felt that it was a necessary evil and that it was an important Southern institution. In 1800 the population of the United States included 893,602 slaves, of which only 36,505 were in the northern states. Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey provided for the emancipation of their slaves before 1804, most of them by gradual ...
  • Issue Of Slavery
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    Slavery was the cause of the American Civil War because it was the source of conflict. The problem was not so much that slavery was widespread or that an abundance of Americans, or Southerners, owned slaves. The issue here is how many Americans enjoyed the benefits of slavery. The produce of slave labor had to be sold and shipped to foreign lands. Slave Plantations specialized in mainly cotton and a few other items, so food and other essentials had to come from sources outside of the confines of...
  • Secession Of Eleven Southern States
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    The secession of eleven southern states has affected America more then any other event or war in history. The secession was followed by fours years of bloody warfare and the lives of one-half million Americans in the Civil War. The Civil War resulted in the loss of many Americans, along with destruction, racial and sectional hatred that still exists today. Almost one and a half centuries later, America is still marked-politically, economically, and socially. Today Historians argue the events tha...

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