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Histnotes - Secula science and philiosphy View of nature...

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Germantown protest—first antislavery movement Spontaneous anti slavery of slaves themselves (rebellions and revolts) Feeling not just that I shouldn’t be a slave, but that no one should be a slave (conceptual leap) Sources—religion, radical strand protestant Christianity. Sin seen as a form of slavery, all slaves to sin. To emancipate become baptized. Now slavery itself is a sin. SIN AS SLAVERY TO SLAVERY AS SIN. Where emerge? 12 years after Germantown protest, Samuel Sewall. Becomes increasingly bothered by this. Jospeh should never have been sold into slavery by his brothers, what we do to Africans wrong. Bibilical history. Radical spiritual equality before god. Calvinist New England. Cotton Mather—owned slaves and one of his slaves taught him an African health remedy to small pox. Religious school. Scathing criticism of slavery in journal. God may have a controversy with us. (bc of slavery)
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Unformatted text preview: Secula science and philiosphy. View of nature and natural law. Slavery is a violation of the law of nature all sorts of bad consequences stem from this. It corrupts slaves and slaveowners. It leads to too much power, become cruel, become lazy. Pragmatic security questions. Not work as hard, but do everything in their power to kill you. Challenging question from Samuel Johnson. How can we go on and on about liberty and have slaves. Liberty, equality. 1770s. Presence of slavery intensifies zeal for liberty on owners. John Dickinson—those taxed without consent are slaves. Plantation system takes huge hit. Disruption of the war. North it intesifis anti slavery tendencies, in the South it disrupts the plantation economy. Seizing on wording natural and innaliable rights of declaration of independence. Hypocrisy of revolutionary slave owners. Program emancipated when 21—gradual....
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