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Unformatted text preview: Henry David Thoreau basically pleads for the safety of John Brown by presenting his character and his motivations. Raid: Their immediate objective was the capture of the cache of weapons stored at the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Brown's ultimate goal was to destroy the slave system of the South. The arms captured by the raid would allow Brown and his followers to establish a stronghold in the near-by mountains from which they could attack slaveholders and draw liberated slaves into their ranks. Abolition and the Underground Railroad (several different documents) 1. "A Greater Sin"-letter from ex-slave to former master-would you raise your own children to be sold off? 2. "The Church and Slavery"-Episcopal clergyman- pro-slavery-slaves should be obedient to masters 3. "The Golden Rule"-to mothers-would you be willing to enslave your own children? 4. "Political Economy of Slavery"-slavery is in improved condition for blacks because they are inately lazy people-they have no suffering, are taken care of 5. "We Are of Another Race"-we won't enslave blacks, but we won't associate with them 6. "Underground Railroad"-Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl-Harriet Tubman- aka "Moses-10 years, 19 trips, 300+ slaves helped-George Fitzhugh- blacks will become burdens to society if freed-James Henry Hammond "Mudsill Theory"-must have a low class in society to do menial work-William Lloyd Garrison- "The Liberator" abolitionist newspaper-Frederick Douglass- ex-slave, autobiography...
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