slavery 51 - Samantha Ward HIS130 Professor Lindenauer...

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Samantha Ward HIS130 Professor Lindenauer 3/28/07 When recollecting prior knowledge attained from various levels of schooling and testing, I found myself forming many opinions on America and slavery. These of course were formed less objectively than I previously imagined, as I realize now, I simply was a sponge, letting teachers fill my eager mind with information which had been bestowed upon them by government-imposed curriculums. Often I imagined slaves seeking autonomy in the pre- civil war era to be completely helpless and often anemic. We had learned of the Underground Railroad, but the full details had not been disclosed and I certainly had no knowledge of such auspicious opportunities that Mr. Joseph Taper had received. I always imagined the runaway slaves as being trapped in a world of outright fretfulness, and unable to escape the incessantly pursuing slave catchers. The fact that he successfully stayed for over two years in a white neighborhood seemed remarkable, although he was eventually forced out because of the immanent
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course RLC (RPW) 183 taught by Professor Moquin during the Spring '07 term at Hartford.

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