languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute! Long before daylight, I was called to . . . feed, the horses. . . . Mr. Covey entered the stable with a long rope; and . . . he caught hold of my legs, and was about tying me. . . . I gave a sudden spring, and as I did so, he holding to my legs, I was brought sprawling on the stable floor. Mr. Covey seemed now to think he had me, and could do what he pleased; but at this moment—from whence came the spirit I don’t know—I resolved to fight; and . . . I seized Covey hard by the throat; and as I did so, I rose. He held on to me, and I to him. My resistance was so entirely unexpected that Covey seemed taken all aback. He trembled like a leaf. This gave me assurance. . . . This battle with Mr. Covey was the turning-point in my career as a slave. It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom, and revived within me a sense of my own manhood. It recalled the departed self-confidence, and inspired me again with a determination to be free. . . . It was a glorious resurrection, from the tomb of slavery, to the heaven of freedom. My long-crushed spirit rose, cowardice departed, bold defiance took its place.The story shows that the African American slaves can be just as, if not more powerful than the white people who hold them as such slaves.Yes, it represents that not matter the race everyone is human and can be overpowered by another human such as the black people being able to overpower the white.Purpose - to show the power the blacks have as HUMANS and how they are able to gain their freedom.
Step 4:Group your documents below. ●You’re going to group documents into two categories: ○1 - Documents that that support your argument above. ○2 - Documents that negate your argument above. Document H Source: David Wilmot, speech in Congress, 1847. I make no war upon the South nor upon slavery in the South. I have no squeamish sensitiveness upon the subject of slavery, nor morbid sympathy for the slave. I plead the cause of the rights of White freemen. I would preserve for free White labor a fair country, a rich inheritance, where the sons of toil, of my own race and own color, can live without the disgrace which association with negro slavery brings upon free labor. I stand for the inviolability of free territory. It shall remain free, so far as my voice or vote can aid in the preservation of its character.Document I Source: Theodore Parker, Boston minister and abolitionist, street poster, 1851.Document J Source: Poster from 1859 advertising Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in 1852.Group 1 (Support your argument)Group 2 (negate your argument)