Between Slavery and Freedom: Philosophy and American Slavery by Howard McGary, Bill E Lawson

By Howard McGary, Bill E Lawson

Utilizing the writings of slaves and previous slaves, in addition to commentaries on slavery, "Between Slavery and Freedom" explores the yankee slave event to achieve a greater knowing of six ethical and political thoughts - oppression, paternalism, resistance, political legal responsibility, citizenship, and forgiveness. The authors use analytical philosophy in addition to different disciplines to realize perception into the taking into consideration a bunch of individuals avoided from engaging within the social/political discourse in their instances. "Between Slavery and Freedom" rejects the thought that philosophers needn't think of person event simply because philosophy is 'impartial' and 'universal'. A thinker also needs to take account of concerns which are primarily perspectival, resembling the slave adventure. McGary and Lawson exhibit the contribution of all human adventure, together with slave studies, to the search for human wisdom and figuring out.

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When so unrighteously deprived of every civil and political privilege. Free indeed. When almost every honorable incentive to pursuit of happiness, so largely and so freely held out to his fairer brother, is withheld from him. A free man, when prejudice binds the most galling chains around him. Drives him from every mechanical employment, and situations of trust, or emolument, frowns him from doors of our institutions of learning; forbids him to enter every public place of amusement, and follows him wherever he goes, pointing at him the finger of scorn and contempt.

James Martin recalls: "The slaves were put into stalls like pens they used for cattle-a man and his wife with a child on each arm. ,,33 Nearly one hundred years earlier, Lunsford Lane wrote emotionally about his coming to realize his slave status in his youth: "To know, also, that I was never to consult my own will, but was entirely under the control of another, was a state of mind hard for me to bear. ,,34 Linda Brent wrote in 1861 about the attitudes of many southern women regarding slaves: "Southern woman often marry a man knowing that he is the father of many little slaves.

I believe you are doing a good work. 4 7 Douglass had hope that emancipation would bring blacks and whites together in a new spirit of freedom and political equality. What he found instead was that blacks were denied civil rights and were phys- Oppression and Slavery 13 ically unprotected. Douglass was disheartened because he thought it was shameful for the government to fail to protect citizens when it could. 48 According to Douglass, emancipation had made the condition of blacks worse than that of slaves, because at least in slavery the slaveholder had a vested interested in looking out for the welfare of blacks.

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