Argumentative Essay: The Universal Law Of Slavery

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Slave owners are wrong to believe they were helping the slave 's. The slave holders were induced they were doing the blacks right by forcing them to become slaves. In the slave 's eyes God was their idol, but in the slave owner 's eyes God gave them the gift to use black people to do their dirty work to make them money. Slaves couldn’t be educated so they were perfect for the jobs that required little or no skill, which was perfect for the menial slaves . A lot of slave owners suppose they are doing the blacks a favor by saving their life from one they would have died from, because of this blacks were seen as an inferior race. Nat Turner, a slave himself, says he has never seen himself being a slave of a white men and his family, but …show more content…
(The Universal Law of Slavery, 1849) "Gradual but certain extermination would be their fate. We presume the maddest abolitionist does not think the negro 's providence of habits and money- making capacity at all to compare to those of the whites. This defect of character would alone justify enslaving him, if he is to remain here. In Africa or the West Indies, he would become idolatrous, savage and cannibal, or be devoured by savages and cannibals. At the North he would freeze or starve." To the slaves owners they seen themselves helping the slaves, they believed slaves fate would be death. Slave holders can 't imagine blacks surviving on their own, if the were in Africa or the West Indies they would be seen as savages and they would die in the North because they would freeze. The mindset of a white person who lived in the South, and owned slaves was a lot different from the slave themselves, they kind of felt bad for the slaves. " We would remind those who deprecate and sympathize with negro slavery, that his slavery here relives him from a far more slavery in Africa, or from idolatry and cannibalism, and every brutal vice and crime that can disgrace humanity; and that it Christianizes, protects, supports, and civilizes him" People in the South despised and had sympathy for the slaves they looked down upon them like they were animals who needed to be trained, they …show more content…
Nat Turner may have been only one slaves, but he spoke and gave hope for all those other slaves who have been whipped or beaten to the ground. Being a man of God Nat imagined himself taking orders from God, rather than taking orders for a man who would beat him till death. None of the slaves would ever admit to voluntarily get on the boat to be shipped to the south as property with no rights and no freedom. Slave holders didn’t want the blacks to be educated and be able to vote if they were seen as people instead of property because they was more blacks and if they knew the power they would 've had when voted they could have been able to change their society 's government. Slave holders thought they were saving and protecting the black people by enslaving them and forcing them to work for them to make themselves and their white family wealthy, but instead they exploited them and were seen as a burden to society. All of this matters because it 's good to know the outcome of what slavery has done in the past, so in the future people don’t have the mind set to try to make slavery they way it use to be. Today slavery is not how it use to be back then, but there is still different types of slavery of people having to work in bad conditions, getting paid very

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