Eric Foner's The Voices Of Freedom

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From reading Eric Foner' s “The Voices of Freedom”, I can now see how freedom was achieved through many people. It was not achieved by one person, or even one group. Many people and groups took the risk of possible death or even imprisonment to make a stand for what they believed would contribute to the freedom of others. Chief Joseph, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Cesar Chavez, all made a contribution to our freedom in one way or another. These freedom fighters all differed either by backgrounds, gender, or their beliefs. They were from different periods throughout American history, but the one main interest they shared was freedom. Chief Joseph was a Native American born in 1840, a time of mistreatment to Native America's, especially his tribe the Nez Perce' tribe. His native name was Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt or Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain, but he took the name Joseph the Younger, when his father was baptized into the Christian faith at Lapwai mission. His father Joseph the Elder was a active supporter of whites and Indian peace. He was one of the first in his tribe the Nez Perce' that converted to Christianity. He had been working with the Governor of the Washington's territory to set up a reservation for the Nez Perce' that would extend…show more content…
One should never abuse complete freedoms, especially after researching these three freedom fighters, and saw what they had endured. In the Merriam- Webster dictionary they define freedom as, “the quality or state of being free: as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care> d: ease , facility <spoke the language with freedom> e: the quality of being frank, Grant
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