Analysis Of The Liberator, By Frederick Douglas

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How masters treated their slaves caused the revolts. The slaves did not like how they were treated nor would the masters like it if they were the slaves. No human would like to be controlled nor beaten by someone who owned them. Newman characterized the black rebellions as being “swift and brutal”. These rebels were shot down by militias or local white men and tortured for information on future rebellions. Many captured were tortured in public and left out for slaves to see what would happen to them if they rebelled. As the slaves came in huge ships from overseas, they were sold into slavery to work on Southern plantations, mostly tobacco farms. Families were split up and their white male masters usually raped the slave women. In December, …show more content…
Douglass escaped from slavery his second attempt with Anna Murray, who he married when they were safely in Massachusetts. As Douglass worked, he read The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison’s antislavery newspaper. In New Bedford, Douglass attended antislavery meetings and promoted African Americans staying in the US and getting citizenship. As his family continued to grow, he devotion to African American equality grew. He wrote an autobiography about his life as an American slavery. This book was a best seller causing him to flee the US and come back in two years. After his arrival, he started his own newspaper, The North Star. He was able to publish his writings about antislavery and equality. He allowed his family’s home to be apart of the Underground Railroad and attended women’s rights conventions. As Douglass continued to promote he became move involved in politics and wrote is second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom. During the Civil War, Douglass promoted Lincoln, hoping he would really free all the slaves. After emancipation Douglass tried to find his family that was freed in the South. He had to come out of retirement to still help the African Americans with equality. As a major spokesman, he was able to accomplish a lot in his lifetime and died in 1895 at the age of …show more content…
The differences between the North and South allowed the US to be split, however, still working together as one country. Slavery was thought to be necessary in the colonies to gain large profits and maintain the tobacco plantations. The South relied on its slaves to produce all their crops, including tobacco, cotton, and wheat. As the colonies came together to revolt against the British the slaves helped in the process. After Independence, the US needed a government and laws. The US started out with the Articles of Confederation, which failed, and then wrote the Constitution we still have today. The Constitution has been mended and changed throughout history, especially with major movements and revolts. The Constitution allowed slavery and pushed it back twenty years to please the southern states into signing it. Many important men in the Continental Congress owned slaves that worked on their plantations, including the father of the Constitution, James

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