Journal 6. Roark Looks At Slavery During The War From A

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Journal 6 Roark looks at slavery during the war from a solely White Southerner perspective. He paints a picture of what Southern planters promulgated concerning slavery before and during the Civil War, but he never discusses the day to day lives of slaves from any other perspective. He acknowledges that Northerners believed Negros in the North had better lives than those in the South, but he never discusses how slaves themselves felt about slavery, or what Northern Negros thought of their socioeconomic status. Furthermore, Roark’s writing shows that White “affection” toward slaves only lasted if slave loyalty and behavior continued in a positive manner. The shock Southern plantation owners received when their slaves deserted or misbehaved…show more content…
Journal 7 Lincoln’s purpose in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation is debated between many different possibilities. His morality and honesty are often called into question because he is often placed on such a high pedestal that it becomes easy to ignore his humanity. However, pure motives or not, the Emancipation Proclamation completely changed the tone of the war and the United States, which is much greater than the question of why it came about. Some use this opportunity to point out Lincoln’s deceptive character, dethrone the illusion of honest Abe, or that he was, as some have said, the best president the Unites States has ever had. I do not see the importance of this argument, whether true or false and do not pretend to hold Lincoln accountable to a god-like standard of perfection or positively pure political and personal passions. In his letter to James Conkling, Lincoln himself states that he emphatically wishes the Negro to be free (Perman and Taylor 289). By issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, some say Lincoln used his political office to satisfy a personal vendetta against slavery and those who supported it, falling back on his promises in his inauguration. However, that promise was not broken when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Once the war commenced, he was the head of the Union army. There are no campaign

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