Unformatted text preview: Natural rights and immoral. • Moved from extremist point of view to mainstream by Amistad Case 1840-41 and Uncle Tom’s Cabin. • Amistad Case-slaves mutiny on ships, ran around on US. Spanish crown wanted money losses. Supreme court. Are they property or people with natural rights rising against crew to get home? John Quincy Adams defended slaves. Made ablos more mainstream. Ruling was for the Africans, they returned home. • Uncle Tom’s Cabin-Tom beaten to death. Portrayed as a “turn the other cheek” Christian. Tom is a martyr , helps others escape. • Both sides believed they were favored by god. • War romanticized, fighting for defense of Hearth and Home. • Both Sides claimed heir of the American Revolution. Are we states? Or united? • Southerners claimed same as reasons Am Rev. North claimed they were fighting for what was born from the Rev....
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- Spring '09
- Uncle Tom's Cabin, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom, Abolitionism