UNIT 11 NOTES

UNIT 11 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism The Context of...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 11: The Dissident Press, II & III The Context of Slavery ± U.S. divided into two zones ± Industrial North; agrarian South ± Cotton, tobacco required slave labor The Views of Slavery ± Overall, no big uproar ± Northern religious zealots led the way ± Moral aspect more important than economic one ± Abhorrent because it exploited Africans ± Abhorrent because slaves didn’t benefit from labor ± Couldn’t participate in marriage or parenthood ± Therefore, they couldn’t prepare souls for eternity ± The southern apologists ± They introduced Africans to good, solid religion ± They were helping an inferior people ± They guaranteed food, clothing, shelter, security in old age Abolitionists Chose Papers ± To bridge geographic gaps to build a social movement and link an interpretive community ± Committed to the power of moral suasion: that Americans were reasonable people who were unaware of the sinful nature of slavery William Lloyd Garrison
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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UNIT 11 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism The Context of...

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