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Slavery And The Slavery Of Slavery Essay

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Enslaved blacks defined freedom, through different aspects and used different methods to obtain that freedom. Some used religion as an escape, others used writing, involving themselves war or even used forms of resistance to define a free status. Freedom was more than just being a freeman or freewoman, it was about obtaining citizen and certain rights, not previously obtained. Slaves often were overworked, were separated from loved ones and made wealth possible for their slave masters; they were also tortured by their masters, in an inhumane way. But they often found ways to resist their masters, and the institution of slavery in a subtle or a suicidal way. The visions of freedom varied throughout time periods and regions; in 1739, you have the Stono Rebellion, people used laws to argue their cases of injustice, such as Emanuel Pieterson and Dorothy Angola, who fought for the freedom of their child and David Walker, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacob who used literature to speak against the institution of slavery. Another aspect was that freedom had a different definition in the north and in the south. Northern freedmen and women had often better opportunities and often we able to use education to define their freedom. Slaves in the south were faced with laws which often created more limitations. The purpose of this essay, is to compare and contrast three different people, from different regions and how they experienced slavery and freedom but also compare different
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