The documents on anti-slavery caused a great controversy when it called
Thedocuments on anti-slavery caused a great controversy when it calledthe slaves to revolt against their superiors. Stereotypingis the essence of judging people because of their behaviours oractions that are similar.Thedocuments present several stereotypes such as the feeling of racialsegregation and harsh and unjust treatment by the government. All thedocuments present how the previous generation was treated withcoldness, sovereign indifference and scorn yet they were men whonever looked back.
Justificationof slavery on the need to abolish
Blacksare far much perceived as the slaves. For example, David Walker, aradical of the antislavery movement called the slaves to revoltagainst their superiors since they were seen as slaves and could atany time murder them. He further argued that there is no harm inkilling a person who tries to kill you. William Lloyd appealed bystating that the change would someday come. The appeal further spokeagainst colonization, an attempt to move the blacks to black Africancolony. Walkers document further states that the America is more oftheir country than it is for the whites since they have enriched itwith tears and blood and thus the whites should not drive them away (Bridges 33)
Inthe earnestness of zeal, in purity of motive, in intrepidity ofaction, in the decision of purpose, in a sincere spirit andsteadfastness of faith, the blacks were not inferior to the whites.Their standing ovations made them wage war against their superiors byspilling blood in order to be free. They devised ways to delivertheir country from the York of the foreigners. The basis of freedomwas that every person will be treated equally since the Creatorendowed them with inalienable rights. The rights are to liberty,freedom, life and the pursuit of happiness. Million people rose fromtheir sleep and went to the strife of blood arguing that it wasbetter to die as freemen than live like living. Nevertheless, theyhad limited resources, but their honest conviction that Justice,Truth, and Right were their guide, making them invincible. Theemancipated slaves should therefore remain on the American soil sincethey have invested their tears and blood(Thompson 70)
Remarksmade by the abolitionists about the conditions under which the slaveslived and worked
Theabolitionist aim was to instill pride to the black Americans and givehope that, in some day, change would come. By speaking againstcolonization, a movement that sought to move the blacks who were freeagainst colonization, a movement that was popular and sought to movefree blacks to African colony went ahead to bring freedom. Themournful wail of million people that were under the chains made themresist racial discrimination in a more sound way (Thompson67).
Theattitude of the writers presents doing evil so that the good maycome. For example, they are forbid doing evil so that the good maycome leading them to reject. Appreciating the hardship experienced,it was important to have anti-slavery creed. Every slave was a manand thus there was no need for explanation. The slave holder acceptedthe fact in law’s enactment for their governments. In addition,they acknowledge in punishing disobedience on the slave.
Forthe crime of having a black compression, blacks suffer and hungerpangs, ignominy of brutal servitude, and the inflections of stripes.They are kept under the confines of heathenish darkness bylawsenacted to have their instruction a criminal act. The documents bythe writers caused a stir by calling the slaves to revolt against themasters. By so doing, in case of any murder cases, it is no harm tokill in the defense (Walker and Peter 96)
Racialdiscrimination was a common aspect during the American history. Manypeople especially the blacks were segregated in a way that theystarted resisting the chains of the colonizers. The argument of theantislavery writers stipulated that there was a need to defend thosesegregated even if it meant killing at the point of defence.
Walker,David and Peter P. Hinks. DavidWalker`s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World.University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State UP, 2000. Print.
Bridges,Kenneth. Freedomin America.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008. Print.
Thompson,Bradley. AntislaveryPolitical Writings, 1833-1860: A Reader.Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004. Print.