The Dark Side Of Slavery During The Civil War

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“A house divided against itself cannot stand -- I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” Abraham Lincoln A nation that was supposed to be together as 5 fingers of a hand and be united like a fist, was considering their own countrymen inferior and lower than themselves, 4 not 5. The northern and southern parts of the United States of America were divided across different lines. The northern part, the Union, adapted industrialization quickly while the southern part, the Confederacy, stayed with its economy based on agriculture, primarily cotton. Different cultural and political beliefs along with lack of consensus between people on taxes, tariffs, internal development, and states rights vs. federal rights …show more content…
During the civil war, literature focused on slavery, life stories of slaves and people, and the dark side of war such as losing home. Literature pieces such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin explained the dark side of slavery. It presented the truth behind slavery and shared the horrid lives of slaves which evoked the feeling of hatred in anti-slavery supporters towards the Confederacy. This effect catalyzed by literature along with caning of Charles Sumner made the North believe that the Confederacy is brutal and savage. It made them believed that the Confederacy is …show more content…
Stowe’s piece of writing, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, played a major role in American History and and behind the Civil War as Abraham Lincoln commented, “So this is the little lady who made this big war” upon meeting her. It inflamed the feelings in the hearts of millions of human beings living over the land stretched from coast to coast. This feeling shed tears of the offsprings of the thirteen colonies and encouraged them to stand against the spread or even existence of this dark

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