Abolitionism In The United Stated By Frederick Douglass

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Abolitionism emerged in United Stated through different figures and characters, one of them would be the highly influential speaker Frederick Douglass who in an open letter in 1852 refers to the 4th of July as the celebration of the United States biggest sin. He gives a reflection of the cruelty exercised over Black communities, and how people have been decided to leave behind or just ignored the pain. He calls “AMERICA SLAVERY” (9) as a protest for all the injustice that happens, and the fact that a nation is build over some people’s pain, without even consider for moment their right to live equally among the others. Although the great America is a religious land, people rather interpose their status or their economical interest instead of …show more content…
(26) He affirms his theory on the fact they cannot keep using black hands, while they are also looking for the immortality beyond the grave. It is necessary to be consequent in their trust and their actions. Calhoun on other hand intervened with the assumption that abolition and the Union cannot coexist, abolitions are trying to break apart this the effort of millions of people who works day by day to remain together, he recognized the race difference as something positive-good not only because they are civilizing a new race, but also because they can maintain a good economy statues in the …show more content…
Douglas was decided to fight for it, while southern continue with slavery. The Nation cannot have its foundation hold by a part of the society who is in pain, who does not have the any right to defend their own. There was a time where people decided to be blind and live day by day with the shades of people’s blood, but that was it, it was time to chance, no matter how others decide to slave humans, it was time for freedom, that’s how Douglas informed to citizens it was time to chance, and do the right thing, and be brave, even though slave holders keep reclaiming the right to protection of their work hands, and even though they presume the Union would not survive if abolition wins, even if the South refuse with the demand of senator Calhoun “I openly proclaim it,- and the sooner it is known the better. The former may now be controlled, but in a short time it will be beyond the power of man to arrest the course of events. We of the South will not, cannot, surrender our institutions. To maintain the existing relations between the two races, inhabiting that section of the Union, is indispensable to the peace and happiness of both”. The time was up to defeat the slavery, and

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