Douglas And The Uncle Tom's Cabin Summary

During the early establishment of the United States, Slavery marked the most deplorable episode in US history. Many Activists such as Frederik Douglas and Harriet Beecher Stowe fought arduously to end the institution in the nation. The narrative of Douglass and the Uncle Tom’s Cabin gave a voice to the oppressed by denouncing the atrocities committed to the slave population. Although their works allowed society to view this phenomenon from a different perspective; it wasn’t until 1865 when the 13th amendment officially terminated the institution of chattel slavery. As a result of this event, most of the African Americas who were once slaves now became sharecroppers. In other words, these new free people will farm for a landowner who in turn …show more content…
The idea that the white race was superior that other races especially blacks was well accepted by society as a whole. As minority groups, African Americans had to conform to exercising only some of their rights. Moreover, blacks were constantly fighting to get out of the shadows but the dominant group always tried to prevent them for advancing in life. Also, the writer criticizes her own race for not being brave enough to stand up and stop white racists. Furthermore, Moody relates her experience when working with Mrs. Burke, one of the “meanest white women in town” as very frustrating. Although she was aware that Mrs. Burke was an open racist who “would let her dog occupy a seat at her dining table before she would a Negro” she had to work with her in order to provide food for her family (119). Also, it is important to point that African Americas had to deal with prejudices and racism coming from their own people. To illustrate this, Moody points out that mulatto, a lighter skin black considered themselves better that the rest of community members. For example, when her mother went to live with Raymond, her brother’s father, his family did not accept her for the fact that “she was a couple shades darker” than them. Clearly, some Africans America were discriminated even by people of their own race. Moody points that there was clear distinction between the blacks and the “yellow people” as she called the blacks with lighter skin

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