The World of Slavery Through The Eyes of White Americans

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The World of Slavery: Through  The World of Slavery: Through  the Eyes of White Americans  the Eyes of White Americans  Joe Feagin –  Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression
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America’s social history has been shaped  by America being  patriarchal  in nature. a society organized around males who  are dominant in economic, political and  social life. 
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Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson  Used stereotypes and racist notions of biology to  justify enslavement of Africans  hypocritical about  miscegenation   supported “colonization schemes.”
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James Madison  Principle writer of the Constitution  His awareness of contradictions between democracy  and slavery affected the document’s language.
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Unformatted text preview: Stereotyped Black and Native American sexuality as “uncivilized.” George Washington Presented in history as being of high moral character. . “never told a lie.” Had over 200 slaves before and during his presidency. Enslaved his wife Martha’s relatives. Supported the move of the U.S. capital from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. Conclusion The Founding Fathers were ambivalent about abolishing slavery because they derived wealth from it. but they feared rebellions or too many freed slaves (via manumission). they did not support equality but supported emancipation and colonization....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Hives during the Fall '07 term at Temple.

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