Mightier Than The Sword By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Mightier Than the Sword Slavery was a very sensitive issue during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was so much of a sensitive issue that it was one of the primary causes that split up the United States in half and divided the nation causing a civil war. During the time, both the stories of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe refuted the pro-slavery argument by somewhat igniting a flame in Americans minds and causing them to realize that the economic and political effects of slavery weren’t enough to justify it. In addition, the story within the Blessings of Slavery refines a new way of thinking from a slave’s perspective and cultivates the idea that “the free laborer is more of a slave than the Negro, because he works longer and harder for less allowance than the slave” (Fitzhugh, pg1). Abolitionists challenged the common understanding and the foundation of which Jacksonian America was reinforced by utilizing religion, they “worked to attack the intellectual foundations” and went about to “disapprove arguments for black inferiority” (Give, 442). Most abolitionists were against slavery not only because of morality but also because of the teachings of Christ, Uncle Tom’s Cabin inspired many readers to embrace Christianity and “stimulated the sale of bibles globally” (Reynolds, 43). Likewise, in the constitution it is stated that all men are created equal and many abolitionists used this as the foundation for their arguments, they stated that

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