Two of his best used examples were the the popular propaganda speeches made by slave owners in attempt to gain allegiance against the North and the South’s almost hatred of the Republican Party as a whole. One key example that Dew provided was the use of scare tactics by the pro-slave Southerners. In an effort to build an alliance through the South, Southern leaders would use emotion to gain support of the common people. They would give examples of what would happen to them and their families if blacks would be free. These examples would explain how the lives of Southerners would be ruined and that the country would come to an end if slaves were freed.
We are taught to blame slavery on the Southern states but we learned that the Northern states were just as responsible due to their lack of action, fear of the results due to abolishment, and most importantly their double standard on the stance of slavery. Professor Nash gives us and insightful view from the eyes of free blacks and their contribution in the fight for freedom and equality of African Americans. This book has given me an insight of our history of slavery that I was unaware of, people involved and events that took place. The struggle for equality that we have in our country now is evident that it stem from our past. Using these events we can understand ourselves and continue to build a stable and free America which our forefathers based their fight for liberty and freedom from England and strengthen the words written within our Constitution that establish freedom and equality for “ALL
I would force myself into the Southerner’s capital and force them to give up. Preferably, no violence would be necessary. He did a good job in trying to unite the people through peaceful means in his speech, but the South just did not want it. No sane person (or in this case, state) would want to be ruled according to another person’s will. The South had their reasons and the determination, so as Lincoln, I would’ve tried to crush their will and determination without violence at first, but if it is necessary, I wouldn’t mind resorting to violence.
Woodson also stressed that society did not make a valid effort in trying to domesticate the African-American after the oppression of slavery ended. Instead of having shackles around their wrists and ankles, African-Americans now had to deal with an industrialized world which purposely got a head start and left them behind. However, it was also stated by Woodson that African-Americans should forgive but never forget how they were placed in such an economical, physical, emotional, and social deficit, but use it as a tool of hope and determination for the
Douglas developed his own doctrine of letting the people decide the question of slavery. He ridiculed Lincoln about his idea of state uniformity rather than domestic institutions and accused him of promoting a war of sectionalism. He also mocked “black Republicans” who he accused of demanding racial equality. Overall, he believed in the Southern interest, but supported popular sovereignty and ultimately alienated Southern voters. On the other hand Lincoln shared some Southern attitudes towards slaves as he agreed with the Dred Scott decision that slaves could not be citizens and refused to support the Fugitive Slave Law as well.
In the second part of the book (47), Freehling explicate the role of the white southerners who were against the Confederation and their role in the Secession Crisis. At that time, Southerners were divided; the Middle South and the Border peoples weren’t so predisposed to Secede. He also explains the event of Fort Sumter in South Carolina (symbolic place of the Independence) which set off the Civil War in April 1861. In the third part of his analyze (83), the author make a point on the role of the Black southerners who opposed the Confederacy and sides White
That is why he wanted the slaves to be freed and removed from the United States all together. He feared of a revolt by them for all the cruel things that were done to them. Thomas Jefferson didn’t hold the views he felt for one group for the other. The African Americans who were brought to America to be slaves that they forced to live how they wanted them to could not coexist with them but the Native Americans who had their own society and their own way of life they could be civil with. I thought that they wanted to preserve the republican society by molding republican machines.
The familiar result was a split in the Democrats' New Deal, "bottom-up" coalition of Blacks and nonelite whites, with many working- and lower middle-class whites fleeing into Republican arms. Democrats and Republicans first became associated with opposing stances on civil rights in the 1964 campaign, with Lyndon Johnson vocal in his support and Barry Goldwater equally vehement in his opposition. Although Johnson's landslide victory seemed to indicate widespread support for civil rights, it masked the complexity of public opinion, especially a discrepancy between white support for the principle of equality vs. distrust of mechanisms necessary to achieve it. Beginning with Watts in 1965, television coverage of urban riots helped link Blacks with violence, danger, and disrespect for the law and its representatives. Perceived causal connections between groups and events are critical to the construction of moral panics, and throughout their book the Edsalls suggest that disparate events were symbolically linked in the minds of many
He delivered speeches that got his followers to build anger and not want a peaceful demonstration. Many viewed Malcom as an extremist and in his speeches he preached about separatism between blacks and whites. . The Civil Rights Movement was an era dedicated to activism for equal rights and fair treatment of African Americans in the United States. Rallies were held to end discrimination, segregation and to change the culture, political and social mind set of America.