slavery Essay Topics

Colonial period from 1607 to 1750

During the colonial period from 1607 to 1750 an “American” way of life emerged, differing from Old World European culture. This new lifestyle developed from the interaction of five major groups, including the; Native Americans, Chesapeake colonies, New England colonies, Indentured servants, and African slaves. Each of these peoples contributed ideas, principals, practices, and beliefs… View Article

Black Slavery among the Cherokee Indians

Despite the great attention that Black slavery are getting from different groups and individuals, the plight remains as there are some aspects that need to be further scrutinized and observed. Based on available literature, the slavery on Black tribes has been given only given a limited attention and that there has been a very low… View Article

Frederick Douglass: On Anti-Slavery

Frederick Douglass—the famous icon on the context of ‘classic slave autobiography’ is considerably an eloquent writer which in essence recounts his claim to fame as that who issued the “powerlessness resulting form the social appropriation of discourse. ” Born on the month of February in the year 1818 at Near Easton, Maryland, his works and… View Article

The Screaming Truths of Slavery

In the 1700’s to the1800’s slavery is perceived to be a normal system of association existing among humans. Slavery is extensively practiced specially in the Southern part of the Americas. Slaves are being subjected to difficult and severe kinds of work. Negros is the primary race of men that is subjected in a master and… View Article

Incident of the Life of a Slave Girl

The autobiographical narrative “Incident of the Life of a Slave Girl” unveils casualties of life faced by black women during 19th century. A special attention Harriet Jacobs gives to a sexual relationship with Mr. Sand and moral values of black women. Thesis An “illicit” sexual relationship with Mr. Sand described in the Narrative does not… View Article

Informative Speech over Immigration

As an individual who has witnessed family friends of immigrants that came to this country over 20 years ago in hope of a better future. I understand why so many immigrants are willing to cross a border so dangerous and treacherous to reach a country that is called the land of opportunities. What we call… View Article

The Autobiography of Anti-Slavery: The Philosophy of Olaudah Equiano

Slavery was the norm of 18th century America. American colonial life depended primarily on slave labor, procured mostly from the almost unknown continent of Africa. The “procurement” of slaves in the Western shore of Africa was without suffering or hardship. Most of the slaves were kidnapped from their homeland and chained in ships to be… View Article

The Old Man: John Brown at Harper’s Ferry

The book written by Nelson, Truman John entitled The Old Man: John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, which was published in New York by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in the year 1973 was a sort of a biographical story of the so called martyr, John Brown. In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown… View Article

Unredeemed Captives

Slavery is an inhuman practice that was very common in the olden days and was undertaken by many societies globally. Captives used to be captured probably as an indication of victory during the war and the capturers that would be their masters eventually enslaved them. The exercise was taken as a normal routine despite the… View Article

The Witness by Anne Porter

Anne Porter’s The Witness is an interesting tale about a former slave who was struggling to find his new identity in a world that was not so quick to forget about the past. He was looking to let go of the past, but the scars made him come off as angry and difficult to deal… View Article

The Slave Community by John W. Blassingame

            The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South by John W. Blassingame is considered to be one of the first novels that addressed the issue of slavery from the perspective of the slaves. Published in 1972, it analyzes the experiences of slaves in the Antebellum South during a time in history that was… View Article

Quakers Case

This research paper will argue that the evangelicals were embraced mostly by blacks not only because it’s the nearest imitation of their African nature rituals but because they have given support to the abolition of slavery in the United States. Quakers were known to be the most vocal concerning their opposition to slavery; there were… View Article

Decency And The Sex Slave Trade

The frequent cry which is heard from varying audiences all over the nation gives good reason for deep concern. What ever happened to decent entertainment and viewing for individuals, families and friends? Constitutional indifference is cited as one of the main problems as increasingly, it is becoming a grey area in the aspect of decency…. View Article

Constitution Compromises

To the founders of the new American nation, it was important to make sure all states of the union stayed together. To ensure no states succeeded, many compromises were made in the ratification of the constitution, including those regarding representation and slavery, which allowed the majority of the population to be content and successfully governed… View Article

Memories of a Childhood’s Slavery Day

In Memories of Childhood’s Slavery Days, Annie Burton was born into slavery in 1858 on a plantation outside of Clayton, Alabama and raised by her mistress after her mother ran away. She grew up during the Civil War and remembers her early days on the plantation. After being set free, Burton’s mother returned for her… View Article

Frederick Douglass How I Learned to Read and Write

During the 1800’s, the institution of slavery was still ongoing in the few slave states left in America. Slavery was still proving to be unjust and unfair, not allowing for African Americans to be considered equals. However, some slaves were able to overcome the many restrictions and boundaries that slavery forced upon them. In Frederick… View Article

Three-Fifths Compromises

Slavery was a difficult issue right from the beginning of American history. Freedom was a very important issue to those who founded the country, and yet slavery was a viable, legal activity. While many were against it, it was considered a critical necessity to the southern United States, and to abolish it could easily make… View Article

Tocqueville`s Views of the Coexistence of Slavery and Democratic Principles

The book of Alexis de Tocqueville entitled, Democracy in America[1], is an examination of the functional aspects of democracy in America.  Tocqueville’s observations concerning the practice of democracy in America during that time were not just on society under American democracy, but on its comparison with societies under European aristocratic and democratic systems.  The purpose… View Article

Southern Slaves vs Northern Laborers

A shoemaker in Massachusetts once said, “We are worse treated than the slaves of the south”. The free-laborers were not forced to America in ships, stripped of their culture, their language, and their freedom. The free-laborers were not enslaved. I do not agree with the shoemaker’s statement, but rather believe the Southern slaves were treated… View Article

Trafficking Of African Women and Girls

Part 1: Problem: Human trafficking tarnishes the global scene today, as slavery used to decades ago. The women and girls are vulnerable to exploitation within the country as well as out of the country. The trafficking of women and girls for prostitution is a big business. The horrific experiences of migrant women and girls, who… View Article

Controlling Trafficking in Women

Trafficking of human beings, especially women and children, has become a worldwide phenomenon that affects all countries regardless of economic status. It is an illegal commercial trade wherein human beings are coerced to work against their will and are subjected to abusive environments. These services include include prostitution, arranged marriage, begging, domestic servitude, and forced… View Article

Slavery

The way countries, nations or states act and base their policies on many times reflect what their past was like. This is very true in the case of Africa. The only problem is that Africa is said to have no history. This just means that Africa’s many cultures did not affect the way imperialists and… View Article

Who Is Right About Ethics of Power Relationships, Hegel or Nietzsche?

Hegel and Nietzsche’s outlook on the master slave relationship is a bit similar but ultimately extremely different. Personally I don’t feel too strongly about either philosopher but if I had to choose I would agree with Hegel. The master slave relationship that Hegel describes is one where the master and slave are constantly competing against… View Article

Arguments Against Slavery in the British Caribbean

As a newspaper reporter in 1825, write an article presenting arguments AGAINST slavery in the British Caribbean under the following headings: i) Economic ii) Religiousiii) Humanitarian On every street corner, in every household, on every tongue and on every wall, contradictory views on the system of slavery are being disputed. The public is being bombarded… View Article

Olaudah Equiano’s the Interesting Narrative

Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, is the story of the eponymous real-life character, Olaudah Equiano, his life, trials, tribulations and journey from slavery at an early age to freedom. For Equiano, it seems that slavery is almost a metaphysical phenomenon. His… View Article

Pulling the Wool

Abstract             The sharp contrast between William Smith’s Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery and Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave leads to important conclusions about the vast differences in perception between those who owned and those who were owned in the period of American slavery. Smith’s… View Article

The Compromise of 1850 and Missouri Compromise

Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. Slavery was very important for United States but the most to the South the balance. Slavery was important to the southeast region because of slaves, most of the southeast made money of off cash… View Article

Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

The Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone (RUF/SL) invaded Sierra Leone from Liberia in March 1991. Initially they claimed to be a political movement supporting ‘liberation’ and ‘democracy. Instead the RUF, in reality, was an insecurely combined organization of mainly rebellious young people that inflicted mortal disaster throughout the country of Sierra Leone. The political… View Article

A Case Against Slavery & Uncle Tom’s Cabin

HB Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a powerfully evocative condemnation of slavery, and was famous in its own time. While many held that Stowe herself knew nothing about slavery or southern life, having never seen southern plantation life, it had its intended effect regardless: to stir up anti-slavery sentiment in the north, and to a… View Article

Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby”

Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” is a short story set in Louisiana in the late 1800’s. Slavery was still prominent in society, and the color of a person’s skin chose what caste he or she would occupy. Desiree has married Armand Aubigny, a wealthy bachelor. The origin of Desiree’s family is shrouded in mystery; she was… View Article