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Slavery & Racism

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines the issue of slavery and its connection to racism. Although many assume that prejudice is an inherent part of slavery, some scholars argue that the institution was simply a vehicle of economic need. Two articles which tackle this issue are summarized and compared. A 1 page outline is also ...

A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined in great detail and the ...

This 9 page paper provides a comprehensive overview on slavery in America. One section explores differences between slaves in the North and South and another looks specifically at slave families. Much is discussed concerning culture and customs as it existed in colonial America as pertinent to slavery. A brief history on the inception of slavery ...

A 6 page paper looking at the way prominent historian John W. Blassingame reinterpreted black history through the use of authentic slave narratives in this landmark 1972 book. The paper concludes that Blassingame's abundant evidence proves the existence of not only strong family ties but strong community ties as well among the slaves on plantations. ...

A 12 page review of the institution of slavery in ancient times and that which existed in the 'New World' after colonization by European peoples. Discusses the encomienda system in Central and South America which essentially enslaved the Native Americans of the region and the use of black slaves in the Americas as well. Provides ...

A 5 page paper analyzing five different works by slaves or former slaves (Olaudau Equiano, Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, David Walker, and Nat Turner) in the light of their reliance on literacy or the oral tradition to further their cause. The paper points out that regardless of whether the intended readership was black or white, ...

A 5 page research essay that investigates the reasons Africans came to be exploited as slave labor. Researchers point to the sugar boom in the Mediterranean and then again in Brazil, labor shortages and the reliability of black slaves. Both nations owed their success to black slaves. Their success established the model of labor for ...

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the institution of slavery is the ...

An 8 page paper that defines the hottest event leading up to 1876 to be the debate over the abolition of slavery, not only on moral grounds, but also on the political grounds of retaining the union of states. Debate topics include writings and speeches made by Garnet, Douglass, Garrison, Grimske, Lowell and Walker. The ...

A 5 page research paper which looks at how conditions on the slave ships of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were impacted by the effect of mortality rates on profitability. The writer demonstrates that while mortality rates remained appallingly high throughout the period of the Atlantic slave trade, economic considerations did improve the rate somewhat. ...

An 8 page research paper that presents an overview of how resistance was often staged by captives abducted into slavery. The writer focuses on the Amistad incident and discusses the effects that this had on the U.S. abolitionist movement and also possible effects in Africa. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A Slave Trader's Tale

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper focuses on the original work of the slave trader Captain Theophilus Conneau. Several issues are addressed including the morality of the institution and its conflict with religion. The life of Conneau is outlined and the book is discussed in general terms. The daily life of the slave is explored through this ...

Religion And Slavery

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper rationalizing the existence of slavery through religion. In Antebellum times here in America, slavery was justified through religion in many ways. Even African American spokesmen often claimed that God sent slavery to the African American in order to teach them about suffering and truth. The white man used religion as an ...

This 5 page overview on wedding ceremonies held for slaves in nineteenth century America details customs such as 'jumping the broom.' The role of the church is also addressed. The paper ends with marriage statistics from the time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Slavery In New England

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page analysis of slavery in New England explores assumptions made by Piersen in Black Yankees. The destruction of black family ties in the eighteenth century is thought to have caused the failure of blacks to become integrated into the dominant culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page examination of life in America in regard to slavery as evidenced through the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin. Bibliography included.

An Overview Of Slavery

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper that explores slavery from the Revolution through emancipation. The paper explores the issue through the political processes and impassioned abolitionist statements that occurred during those years, including slave revolts, Dred Scott, compromises, a number of abolitionist statements, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 6 page research paper on the Dred Scott case. The writer provides a lengthy overview of the case and posits that it has led to an ongoing legacy of Supreme Court hassles over states' rights and the nonexistent 'majority rule' question. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page overview of the issue of slavery and the differing viewpoints surrounding it during and after the Civil War. Includes an overview of the views of Abraham Lincoln, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.B. Du Bois. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 5 page paper discussing stereotypes of slaves versus the realities of slave life, including methods of resistance. The writer provides an overview of various misconceptions of slave life and reasons for slave behavior as well as various forms of resistance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to slavery in the South in the 19th century, including the fact that slavery was not a monolithic institution, that there were slaves who owned property, and focuses on the examples provided by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

An 8 page paper that explores the issue of whether slaves lived under 'better' conditions in either of these countries. The paper shows that the conditions of the slaves was similar during the years of slavery, and discusses the current debate on the socioeconomic impacts of slavery in the two areas (U.S./British colonies). The paper ...

Anti-Slave Movements

  • 11 page paper

11 pages discussing the anti-slave movements that existed from the late eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. Bibliography contains 11 sources.

On August 22, 1831, a band of slaves, led by lay preacher Nat Turner, entered a house in Southampton County, Virginia and killed five members of a family. This was the beginning of a slave uprising that was to become known as Nat Turner's rebellion. This 8 page paper reviews the life of Nat Turner ...

A 5 page paper on this illuminating nonfiction analysis of the most famous slave rebellion of the antebellum era. The paper analyzes the way Oates brings the character of this brilliant, articulate, but tormented man to life. Bibliography lists two sources.

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