By: Sophie and Addison
Slavery Comes to the New Wlorld
African slavery began in North America in 1619 at Jamestown, Virginia. The first American slave ship was launched from Massachusetts in 1636. This began slave trade between Britain/American colonies and Africa. From the beginning people were uncomfortable with the concept of slavery. Vermont became the first of the 13 colonies to "abolish" slavery. Then slowly other states followed. Because of improvement in technology, the cotton gin and sewing machine, the demand for slaves increased in the south. By the 1830's many southerners had shifted from," slavery is evil," to " slavery is a positive good."
Beliefs as an Abolitionist
We are on a battle to end slavery! "Slaves," they are people just like anyone else. How they are treated, is a different story. They are victims of pain, cruelty, and lack of mind. Slaveholders punish slaves through whipping, shackling, hanging, beating, burning, mutilation, branding, sexual abuse, and imprisonment. We devote our time to our belief and will not stop until this evil is eraticated. These people have been through enough, so join our cause to give freedom to all.
John Brown Sojourner Truth Fredrick Douglas Harriet Tubman
John brown is an abolitionist, who deeply believes in the violent overthrow of the slavery system. He leads many revolts against the southerners and has freed many slaves.
Sojourner Truth is an abolitionist and woman's rights activist. She was born a slave and escaped that fate which gives hope to many African people. She was a powerful speaker and has a very inspirational speech called "Ain't I a woman."
Fredrick douglas, an abolitionist and author was born a slave and escaped at age 20. he leads us with autobiographies, persuasive speeches and a voice of hope.
Harriet Tubman was also born a slave and fled slavery, leaving her family. Yet she still returns to the south and rescues thousands of slaves to freedom. She gives hope to many slaves and woman.
Uncle Tom's cabin
OMY gawd you guys need to read this new book that just came out the other day. Harriet Beecher Stowe's best novel yet. This book has true power and emotion. It gives you a better view about the horrid experiences of a slave. It is popular around the world and continues to awe people. If this novel doesn't change your mind than I don't know what will.
Where you can find us?
Come visit us. We have meetings all around the states. Hopefully there is one near you. You can join our cause and make a difference. All the abolitionist get together and plan, brainstorm, and put our magnificent brains to use. The map above only consists of a few meeting areas beacause there are spies all around. Don't worry there are plenty more!
Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been on for a looooooooooong time, but I wanted to be the first to tell you.........Victory is ours. The Union has finally taken over and put slavery to an end. It a great day to be an abolitionist. The last battle was fought at Palmito Ranch, Texas where Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Many men have fallen for the cost of freedom, but they will live forever in our hearts.