Essay about The Abolitionist Movement, Fredericks Douglass View

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The Abolitionist Movement, Fredericks Douglass View

The abolitionists movement started in the mid 1800s, It was an effort to end slavery in a nation that valued personal freedom and believed"all men are created equal."Abolitionism is a way to terminate slavery, it was a goal to abolitionists to end slavery and to end racial discrimination 's and segregation, (the separation of different racial groups). Total abolitionism was partly powered by the religious passion of the Second Great Awakening. Even though abolitionists had strong feelings during the revolution, the ideas of abolitionists became highly notable in Northern churches as well as politics beginning in the 1830s, which provided to the regional friction between the North and South leading up to the Civil War. Frederick Douglass was one of the many enslaved Africa Americans,who lived through the abolition movement.He was a man owned by Austin Gore who he had as a master; whom he describes as "a man who was highly respected as an overseer proud, ambitious, cruel, artful, obdurate. Nearly every slave stood in the utmost dread and horror of that man." They were beaten in that time and it were not illegal to kill black men either instead "I used to know of one who boasted that he had killed two slaves, and with an oath would say, "I 'm the only benefactor in the country." It was okay to separate kids from families and some didn 't ever even got to even know their mothers.
Douglass grew up being a slave…

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