Essay On Civil Disobedience In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Especially toward the 1850s, anti-slavery sentiment arose in northern states as tensions between northern and southern states that supported slavery increased. This political settlement between North and South lasted only four years. Southern appeals for enforcement of the Fugitive Slave act so that slaves who moved to the North had to be returned to their masters. On the other hand, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin impassioned debates over “bleeding Kansas.” Extremist and underground railroad which helped slaves to run to a free country appeared as the confrontation against slavery by north and south became fierce. Ironically however, most of northerner did not care about slaves before John Brown and Harriet Stowe appearance. John …show more content…
Some people and historian have interpreted John Brown as an American terrorist. Because his violence was an act of civil disobedience. They believe that civil disobedience was disrespectful because it imposed the views of one group onto others. While Brown employed terrorist tactics, this is a common guerrilla warfare. But on the other hand, the other peoples including his principal supporters known as ‘the Secret Six” considered him as an antislavery revolution as he stated at the court, “In the first place, I deny everything but what I have all along admitted, the design on my part to free the slaves.” He had guts and tenacity. For example, Henry David Thoreau embraced John Brown’s civil disobedience. His attempt to free slaves in Confederate states met with failure as he was suppressed by the federal. This movement was approaching the Civil War because this event drew the ire of southern people. The issue of slavery in the United States had grown tense due to this historical event. At that time, lot of people in the South arguing for slavery, they wanted slavery, regardless of what they thought of

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