Essays Tagged: "runaway slaves"

Harriet Tubman

uly a legend whose visions and heroic character paved the extensive road to freedom for hundreds of runaway slaves.Bravery, one of Harriet's most developed and admirable characteristics, became an exc ...

(4 pages) 99 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Troublesome To Do Right, discusses the morality of Huck in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

vel takes place in Missouri near the Mississippi River, and it tells the story of a young boy and a runaway slaves trip to freedom. Huckleberry Finn runs away from his father who is trying to relieve ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Civil War Anti-Slavery movement.

antislavery newspaper, the tension Elijah P. Lovejoy's death caused, the law passed in 1850 denying runaway slaves the right to a trial, Harriet Beecher Stowe's involvement in the movement, The Dread ... d in bringing more people into the antislavery movement.In the 1850's, a law was passed that denied runaway slaves the right to a trial by jury or to even testify on their own behalf. The law further ...

(4 pages) 92 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The Legacy of the 54th Regiment.

family. His parents joined the American Anti-slavery Society in 1838 and a short time after helped runaway slaves gain their freedom. Shaw did not possess the strong anti-slavery trade of his parents ... Union had a complete regiment. As one of the first black units made up of mixed racial ancestry and runaway salves, the unit became a matter of great interest and curiosity. There had been earlier ski ...

(5 pages) 71 0 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Exchanging Our Country Marks" by Michael Gomez.

ropology, and sociology, Gomez has made expert use of primary sources, including newspapers ads for runaway slaves in colonial America. Slave runaway accounts from newspapers are combined with persona ... s praying beads found in slave cabins, the construction of churches facing east, and names found in runaway ads and slave registers. Gomez explains how the ring shout and the relationship of water bap ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The First Semole war of 1817

nvasion of East Florida to punish hostile Seminole Indians, whose territory had become a refuge for runaway slaves. American troops on July 27, 1816, had destroyed the Seminole stronghold of Fort Apal ...

(1 pages) 17 0 1.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Essay about rhythmic style in the poem "Runagate Runagate" by Robert Hayden

o live. In the poem "Runagate Runagate" by Robert Hayden he describes what it would be like to be a runaway slave. He uses rhythmic style in his poem to show how the runaway slaves would keep on runni ... ack you. In the second half of Hayden's poem he goes on to describe what Harriet Tubman did for the runaway slaves. "And fear starts a-murbling, 'Never make it, we'll never make it.' 'Hush that now', ...

(4 pages) 21 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Murder? [short mystery]

ith a secure place to hide. No one saw her as she entered the beat up sedan quietly like a flock of runaway slaves, firing up the engine. Hard rock music muffled the noise; no one suspected a thing. ...

(4 pages) 45 2 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Civil War Essay: The Major Contributing Factors to the Civil War

s understandable; many people in the U.S. at the time were against slavery, going to far as to help runaway slaves escape to the free north. But, while slavery at face value was a major factor, intern ...

(4 pages) 282 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Harriett Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad by Ann Lane Petry Biography

uly a legend whose visions and heroic character paved the extensive road to freedom for hundreds of runaway slaves. The book I read was Harriett Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad by ...

(3 pages) 60 0 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

In the book, Kindred, Octavia Butler shows that the fear of running away and the consequences of getting caught were reasons to stay in slavery and not rebel.

planning to run away to meet her husband, she collected some food for her journey. "I had heard of runaway slaves starving before they reached freedom, or poisoning themselves because they were as ig ... should not eat, and they were not fed regularly like they were used to. This discouraged potential runaway slaves. After Dana was captured from attempting to runaway, she compared Alice to herself an ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Underground Railroad

firmly established in 1818, after the War of Independence had publicized Canada as a safe haven for runaway slaves.The Underground Railroad did not receive its name until around 1831. The name was act ... ords. For example, hiding places were known as "stations" or "depots" and the people who helped the runaways were called "conductors" or "stationmasters". Escape itself was known as "catching the next ...

(3 pages) 61 1 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Struggling for Justice

n at night, the freed slaves awake to the rampage of Patrollers. Patrollers are white men who catch runaway slaves. Unprepared and unarmed, the ex-slaves are slaughtered mercilessly, all except for Ja ...

(2 pages) 63 2 3.9 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry, from view of confederate spy logbook

and to fugitive slaves. In 1851 he established the league of Gileadites, witch makes me mad because runaway slaves should be severely punished.February 2,1859-Grounhog Day-Today I saw Brown, waiting i ...

(2 pages) 32 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The underground railroad

hey played a very important part in helping slaves escape and become free. Every home that welcomed runaway slaves, every person who offered food or clothing, and every person that helped the slaves i ... had to take many precautions, know what they were doing, and the routes of where they were headed. Runaway slaves sometimes dressed in disguise. Sometimes females dressed as males and males dressed a ...

(6 pages) 55 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Slavery

Abolitionists are people who wanted to end slavery. The Underground Railroad was a secret route for runaway slaves. This secret route lead from the north to Canada, so slaves could reach freedom. Harr ...

(2 pages) 55 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Biography of Frederick Winslow Taylor

a spirited abolitionist and feminist who was said to have run an under ground railroad station for runaway slaves.Taylor's core values: the rule of reason, improved quality, lower costs, higher wages ...

(8 pages) 34 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Pre Cvil War Southern Society

who owned the vast majority of slaves, to the slave hunters who made their living off of capturing runaway slaves. He depicted how southerners felt about several things like church, abolitionists, fr ... aster and this way of living usually ran away and tried to rich the north these slaves were called "runaways" and usually had a reward for whoever caught them. Slaves were no low price, they usually r ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Different People, Duplicate Purpose: Frederick Dou

mpleted and published Uncle Tom's Cabin. Mrs. Stowe wrote the novel based upon her experiences with runaway slaves while her family lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for eighteen years. She writes her novel i ...

(2 pages) 408 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Great Compromise DBQ

avery altogether. The South demanded that Northerners help return the South’s legal, property (runaway slaves), that citizens of the South who wished to move west be allowed to bring their slaves ...

(3 pages) 11 1 5.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History