Essays Tagged: "slaves"

Incidents In the Life of A Slave Girl

ere different. Linda's master taught her how to read and spell, which was a privilege, because most slaves were not taught how to do this. "While I was with her, she taught me to read and spell; and f ... II The author's purpose for including this chapter is to show just how unfairly, and cruelly slaves (she) were treated. People saw the slaves as scapegoats and were blamed for everything. She g ...

(3 pages) 172 0 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

A Comparison of the Status of Women in Classical Athens and Early Christianity

of time the treatment of women has improved dramatically. In the earliest of times women were mere slaves to men. Today women are near equals in almost all fields. In 411 B.C., when Lysistrata was wr ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Woman’s Struggle for Independence

ere husbands and not viewed as individuals. There husband was there master and women we practically slaves and was often mistreated by there husband. A servant to the male sex.During the middle ages w ... owth of the women's movement. Up until this time women had been in the same category as property or slaves. But as the French society moved toward revolution women began to speak of the injustice agai ...

(4 pages) 158 0 3.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Frederick Douglass

in a houseon the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven,like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a youngchild he would wonder why he was a slave, ... 1836, Frederick had finally had enough of his imprisonment, andattempted an escape with many other slaves. The escape was not successful,Frederick and the other slaves were sent to work in a shipyard ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism


carried to Haiti in a slave trade from Dahomey, which is currently called Benin. Once in Haiti, the slaves were forced to adopt Catholicism. Desiring to keep their native practices, the slaves continu ... onto the tribal deities, called loa, to please their owners. Instead of hindering the faith of the slaves, the incorporation of the saints added something new to their religion. Because of this they ...

(2 pages) 119 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Economic compensation to blacks in America.

remely difficult to distinguishbetween those who are descended from Freemen and those descended fromSlaves. Therefore, although it should have some impact on reparations, wemust take into account thos ... must remember that in essence, no African-Americans were completely free. Many blacks, Freeman and Slaves alike werelynched, falsely imprisoned, raped, murdered, and subject to sub-humantreatment. It ...

(2 pages) 87 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

en end up re-enslaved and would rather see them dead and in Heaven then in an earthly hell of being slaves. I believe that from Sethe was justified in her actions. Slavery is a very harsh and horrible ... was justified in killing her children and preventing them from becoming enslaved.The fact that the slaves where treated like animals, and where traded and sold like cattle is well depicted in the boo ...

(3 pages) 186 0 3.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

William Christopher Handy - the Godfather of Blues

at the Negro Agricultural andMechanical College near Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of former slaves. Hewas educated in the public schools and by his father and paternal grandfather, both ofwhom ... ck composers.William Christopher Handy was born on Nov,16, 1873, in Florence, Ala, the sonof former slaves . As a 15-year-old he left home to work in a traveling minstrel show, buthe soon returned whe ...

(14 pages) 107 0 3.5 Feb/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Serfs in Roman society

the class of peasants who were bound to the land of their lord. Serfs contained a position between slaves and independent freeman like peasants and merchants. The higher people include peasants, merc ... e would look elsewhere for food they would have little control over the people. Serfs unlike slaves could not be sold, but only transferred with the property that he is attached to. Serfs could ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History


ers. These two groups also were divided geographically for the most part due to the South's need of slaves for cheap, and reliable man power, and the North, as it was not an agriculturally based econo ... he North to bash the South's slavery because their economy did not depend upon slavery. They had no slaves, no need for slaves, and saw slavery as inhumane and unlawful. The south, however, depended u ...

(4 pages) 111 1 3.9 Feb/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Roman Society

e, I will beaddressing four topics: plebeians versus. patricians, women, merchants and artisans,and slaves and non-citizens.When Rome established a republic in 509 B.C., two major classes developed.Th ... ome rich merchants and artisans joined the upper class.At the bottom of all of the classes were the slaves and non-citizens. Neither ofthem had very many rights. Slaves were usually prisoners of war f ...

(4 pages) 180 0 3.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History


edconcerning the application of this statement to the French colonies inthe West Indies, which used slaves to work the land. As they haddifferent interests in mind, the philosophes, slave owners, and ... hould be recognized. Voltaire, an 18th century philosophe, pointed outthat hundreds of thousands of slaves were sacrificing their lives just sothe Europeans could quell their new taste for sugar, tea ...

(2 pages) 156 2 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Great rock musicians

the sixties and seventies. The origin of the blues can be traced to the emancipation of the slaves in the rural black areas of the south, where most of the people worked on share-cropping farm ...

(8 pages) 90 0 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers


ts culture and heritage. Hurston even used reference to Jewish people in this story. They also were slaves and were faced with over four hundred years of hardships and inequalities. It has not been kn ...

(2 pages) 103 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Lost City at Giza and the Homes of the Pyramid Workers

at pyramids has been who built them, and how they were built. For years the accepted hypothesis was slaves, led by slave drivers cracking whips to encourage faster work, built the pyramids. This hypot ... za were built by armies of workers who spent three generations raising these massive monuments, not slaves forced to build monuments for the king that imprisoned them. Upon further excavating of the a ...

(9 pages) 97 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Thomas Jefferson

amily and grew up with six sisters and one brother. Though he opposed slavery, his family had owned slaves. From his father and his environment he developed an interest in botany, geology, cartography ...

(5 pages) 141 0 3.9 Apr/2002

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

European Expansion beyond territorial borders between 1450 and 1650

ere explored. Most ships were narrow opened boats called galleys, these ships manned by convicts or slaves at the oars were not made for rough sea water. A newer ship requiring less crew for defense a ...

(1 pages) 99 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Violence in Society

k then it was a form of a pure entertainment. We know how among ancient Romans, gladiators (usually slaves or captives trained for the purpose),fought with swords or other weapons at public 'shows'. T ...

(3 pages) 148 1 4.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


unicate and to dialogue and about justice and the good. The city is prior to the individual.Natural slaves are those who perceive reason but do not have it. It is mutually beneficial that such people ... eive reason but do not have it. It is mutually beneficial that such people be ruled. There are also slaves according to the law, who may or may not be natural slaves. Mastery is rule over slaves, but ...

(4 pages) 175 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Twain's Huck Finn's Conflict with Society

e free to do as he pleases. Slavery is also hypocritical with Christianity. Slave owners would make slaves believe that God loves all people, which is contrary to the belief that slaves are inferior. ... rn view of gentlemen is also hypocritical. These 'gentlemen' are supposed to be noble, yet they own slaves and kill each other. They take part in feuds, even when they cannot remember the cause. They ...

(3 pages) 92 0 3.7 Feb/1996

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