This was to ensure that the women were treated reasonably. The Code created a very strict hierarchy in the society, one where the slaves were treated as slaves and nobles were treated as nobles. Punishments for crimes applied to all of the people of Babylon, but varied depending upon social status and gender. While the Code could have been considered an attempt to treat all people equally, this was not the case. Punishments set in the Code were applicable to all levels of social status, but were not set in stone based on the
Although women have the right to vote today, this is quite different compared with women’s condition back in the late 1800’s. Women were treated unfairly; they just belonged to their husbands who were able to control all of their rights and use a moderate coercion if they were disloyal or disobedient. Being a woman who is willing to break the rules to bring back a freedom life for all women, Susan B. Anthony tried to vote for a presidential election and was arrested due to being female in 1872. During her trial, Anthony published a speech “On Women’s right to vote”. In her speech, the main reason Anthony was successful in persuading her audience was that she clearly established an exigent circumstance early and effectively adapted her writing to the kairos of the moment.
Women in general back in the 19th Century didn’t have many rights, but Black women were definitely on the short end of the stick if you compared the rights between Black and White women. Women were thought to be emotional, dependent, illogical, weak, and passive etc. Men’s thoughts on women back then are completely different to the thoughts of most men today. Back in the 19th Century it was very rough for woman everywhere. Men were definitely seen as the dominant gender back then.
Thus, understanding of women in Persia during the reign of Darius and Xerxes is limited as sources found only briefly add to our understanding of the economic and social roles of non-royal and royal women throughout the empire. Royal women during the Persian Empire/ or the Achaemenid period, generally not recorded nor mentioned neither in inscriptions nor in palace reliefs. However stated by Brosius, they were able to own their own property and hire slaves to work for them. We can identify that during Darius’ reign, women were considered very important in acquiring authority as a king. Darius was the only Persian king marrying the women of the previous king to establish legitimacy and authority over Persia.
Brittany had created a social system that allowed the upper class African nobility to be treated respectfully, and treat peasants badly while still regarding them as fully human. Harms also explains what drove and inspired the slave traders. He admitted it was “driven by greed and afflicted with inhumanity and caused people to be treated like cattle” (Harms 18). However, Harms mentioned how not everyone involved in the slave trade thought they were doing inhumane acts. Some people defended the slave trade.
The Victorian sexual mores of that period meant that Jameson was only going for implication with female witnesses. With male witnesses, Jameson adopted a more direct approach, like when he forced Powell to admit that Celia did say that Newsom did force her to have sexual intercourse with him; and that no one was going to stop him. Interesting enough, Celia's fate may have been different if Newsom was exposed as a dominator with his daughters being totally submissive to him (McLaurin 98-99). While white men enjoyed patriarchal power in the antebellum South, white women on the other hand, held little power. White women had to accept slavery no matter what their opinion was.
Unlike the Native Americans, they were viewed more as a tool rather than an individual since the beginning of the African slave trade. Their lives were devastated as families were split apart and their freedom was stripped away from them. Those who were enslaved soon used freedom petitions to rally to the cause of abolishing slavery, one in which revealed how they had “with other men a natural and unalienable right to that freedom which the great parent of the universe hath bestowed equally on all mankind” as they argued that it was unjust to judge people by their appearance. They believed, like white women, that every individual was given such rights as a human being as well. They believed that they were fellow brothers, but were instead ignored and harassed by white men for their own benefit.
In his views, Lincoln saw slavery as an unavoidable social evil that was essential to the economy . To the blacks, it was immoral and inhuman, but the Border States relied on the slave trade for their economic production. Abolishing slavery only meant altering the economic system in the slave Border States and this could only result in less support. Lincoln believed that slavery was destined to fade away with time but could not just be terminated abruptly. He advocated for a gradual termination of slavery but not a direct confrontation; first was the introduction of the Emancipation Proclamation, then the compensation of slave and finally colonization of the freed slave.
In the mid 1600's, the colonies began to pass laws called slave codes which were intended to control the daily lives of slaves. These codes prohibited slaves from owning weapons, getting an education, meeting with other blacks without their owner's permission, and testifying against any white person in court. Slaves also received harsher punishments for many crimes than white people who committed the same crime. In my opinion, these codes were unnecessary considering the number of revolts that occurred in the Western Hemisphere. It all began in 1705, when the Virginia General Assembly made a declaration that would seal the fate of African Americans for generations to come.
There were changes in the class system in America with reconstruction and people were able to use social Darwinism to back up their claims of superiority to other classes and races. The fear of “swamping” motivated people to use social Darwinism as an excuse to stop giving to charity, change court decisions and reinforce opinions of racism (Ruswick, lecture