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Spartanburg High School - HISTORY 100Abolition Movement

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Abolition Movement Abolitionists in the 1800’s used various forms of media to advertise and advance their ideas, with the written word being the most common. Directions: Read the background on Fr... ederick Douglass, then the excerpt linked below. Use the analysis questions on the next page to guide your analysis of the primary source document. Background Information on the Authors & Readings Author Background Excerpted Primary Source Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. He served multiple masters and was separated from family and loved ones throughout his time as a slave. In his 20’s, after many failed attempts, he escaped to New York, eventually settling in Massachusetts where he worked for both religious and abolitionist organizations. Fortunate to learn literacy skills as a young man, Douglass developed great skill with the written and spoken word as a freed man. He travelled from city to city, penning editorials, essays, and books as well as delivering passionate abolitionist speeches. His speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?”, was delivered on July 5, 1852. It is widely considered to be one of the most powerful & influential speeches of the abolitionist movement. Frederick Douglass's "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?" Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in New England in a family of ministers and church leaders. At the time, it was rare to be an educated woman, however Harriet’s sister, Catharine, was a strong advocate for women’s education and ensured that her siblings, regardless of gender, learned to read and write. Stowe wrote over 30 books from novels to picture books to books filled with advice on child rearing. Of all of Stowe’s books, the abolitionist tale Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the most popular and earned her a place amongst literary greats. In the novel, she explores the story of a slave named Tom, who grapples with the ideas of running away to a Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin https://www.coursehero.com/file/35643014/Abolition-Movementdocx/ This study resource was shared via Co [Show More]

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