For The White Man, Of The White Man, And By The White Man



The American Revolution was a glorious war fought to free the
American colonies from the British rule. Although we won that war, there
were still many people who were not free from our rule. One people in
general were the black slaves. The black people had many struggles to
freedom which helped shape our American culture today. Three different
periods characterized there struggles: the slaves before the Civil War,
during Reconstruction, and during the civil rights movements. These
three eras mark a pivotal point in the movement and advancement of the
black race to social equality.

During the time before the Civil War, it was not easy for slaves to
organize and rebel against their ...

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the pursuit of Happiness"(Primus 295).
Thomas Jefferson, having slaves himself, recognized the fact that he could
not free the slaves himself in that document. It was difficult enough
for him to get the Declaration approved by all of the colonies in itself.
In fact the last man to sign the Declaration of Independence did not do so
until the year 1778. The slaves were kept in ignorance of any knowledge
which might have led to their freedom. Laws forbade reading and writing
for slaves. They also forbade anyone to teach a slave to read. To keep
the slaves obedient, slaveholders often made an example of a slave by
beating him with the cow skin, or even killing him. "He[Gore] gave Denby
but few stripes; the latter broke away from him and plunged into the creek,
and, standing there to the depth of his neck in water, he refused to come
out at the order of the overseer; whereupon, for this refusal, Gore shot
him dead!"(My Bondage and My Freedom 122). This era was definitely a
period ...

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