The relationship between the slave and its owner was according to Nudelman 2004

The relationship between the slave and its owner was

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The relationship between the slave and its owner was, according to Nudelman (2004) often portrayed by southern Christians as “humane, normal” and most importantly “divinely sanctioned”. The enslavement of black people was by many owners considered a humanitarian act done not for their own benefit but for the wellbeing of the slaves themselves. Tennessee Methodist Holand M’Tyeire noted that if not for the institution of slavery that polygenesis could lead to black’s being reduced to savage animals. However, there was a myriad of abuses of this so called “humane” relationship in both real life and in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . At the end of the novel, after Jim has been recaptured, he is both abused and closed to being hanged. The Prominent Authority
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