Slavery Essays (Examples)

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Biblical Text And God S Character

Pages: 8 (2389 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Research Proposal Document #:46963717

Throughout history, the Bible has been used to oppress those perceived to be weak, poor, or inferior. One of the best examples being slavery during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade were slaves were required to submit to their Masters, for they were superior based on their White skin … Trade were slaves were required to submit to their Masters, for they were superior based on their White skin color. To help maintain slavery, the white slave masters developed white supremacists' theories, which were founded on a biased interpretation of the Bible[footnoteRef:2]. The superiority story has always … act – a biased one, the Bible was used to support and augment white supremacist theories that were used to support colonialism and slavery. However, through the liberationist theology, which the Bible is replete of, the minority and oppressed community have come to understand the true value ……



Elliott, John E. \\\\\\"Oppression, Exploitation and Injustice in the Old Testament: The View from Liberation Theology.\\\\\\" International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 19, No. 10/11/12 (1992): 15-52.

Hayes, John H., and Carl R. Holladay. Biblical exegesis: a beginner\\\\\\'s handbook. Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.

Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Introduction to biblical interpretation. Zondervan Academic, 2017.

Pontifical Biblical Commission. The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church: Address of His Holiness Pope John Paul II and Document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1993.

Thiselton, Anthony C. Hermeneutics: an introduction. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2009.

Thomas, James, and Angela Harden. \\\\\\"Methods for the thematic synthesis of qualitative research in systematic reviews.\\\\\\" BMC medical research methodology 8, no. 1 (2008): 45.

Tikito, Iman, and Nissrine Souissi. \\\\\\"Meta-analysis of systematic literature review methods.\\\\\\" International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science 11, no. 2 (2019): 17.

West, Gerald O. \\\\\\"Locating \\\\\\'Contextual Bible Study\\\\\\' within biblical liberation hermeneutics and intercultural biblical hermeneutics.\\\\\\" HTS Theological Studies 70, no. 1 (2014): 1-10.

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The Piano Lesson By August Wilson

Pages: 2 (648 words) Sources: 1 Document Type:Essay Document #:41641393

… blues in African American history and society. The blues, like the piano itself, is problematic because of its ties to the history of slavery, but it cannot be nor should not be eradicated, given the loss this will create for the community.
The piano was carved by ……


Works Cited

Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson. Turtleback Books, 1990.

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Lincoln S Leadership Abilities Comparison And Contrast

Pages: 5 (1424 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Essay Document #:25535218

… workforce under the command of a seemingly unassuming general. Unemployment was on the rise due to the aftermath of the 1857 financial panic. Slavery was still campaigned for in border states with fierce abolitionists in the north: another recipe for a civil war, etc. Lincoln, himself, was … its ability to transform any opposition into a believer of a cause. This can be illustrated from Lincoln’s address on the issue of slavery, where he referenced the founding principles of liberty and equality, which is personal for every American. He communicated using whatever approach was necessary ……



Maxwell, J.C. (2005). Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know. Center Street Publishing. ISBN: 9780446578097. Retrieved from:

Maxwell, J.C. (1998). The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Thomas Nelson Publishing. ISBN: 9780785288374. Retrieved from:

Northouse, P.G. (2012). Leadership: Theory and Practice. California, USA: publications Inc. ISBN: 9781483317533.

Phillips, D.T. (1992). Lincoln on Leadership. New York, NY: Warner Books. ISBN: 9780446394598

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Moral Reasoning Human Trafficking

Pages: 6 (1654 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:37285983

...Slavery Introduction
Human trafficking is defined as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them” (UNODC, 2015). However, as with any definition or label, there is a subjective interpretation that exists alongside the objective viewpoint. While in most cases of trafficking, the human being involved can easily be depicted as a victim, in some cases the of trafficking the “victim” wants to be trafficked as it provides an opportunity for the individual to have a better life even if it is outside the normal or accepted means of society (Beatson & Hanley, 2017; Brock& Teixeira, 2014). Included in these cases can be situations of labor trafficking and sex trafficking. The point is that not every person feels the same about human trafficking or that it is necessarily immoral in every case. As there are numerous ethical perspectives from which one……



Beatson, J., & Hanley, J. (2017). The intersection of exploitation and coercion in cases of Canadian labour trafficking. Journal of law and social policy, 26, 137.

Brock, D., & Teixeira, R. (2014). Beyond exploitation and trafficking: Canadian critical perspectives on sex work. Labour: Journal of Canadian Labour Studies/Le Travail: revue d’Études Ouvrières Canadiennes, 74.

De Shalit, A., Heynen, R., & van der Meulen, E. (2014). Human trafficking and media myths: Federal funding, communication strategies, and Canadian anti-trafficking programs. Canadian Journal of Communication, 39(3).

Holmes, A. (2007). Ethics: Approaching moral decisions. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Lam, E., & Lepp, A. (2019). Butterfly: Resisting the harms of anti-trafficking policies and fostering peer-based organising in Canada. Anti-trafficking review, (12), 91-107.

UNODC. (2015). UNODC on human trafficking and migrant smuggling. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Retrieved from 

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Joe R Feagins White Racial Frame

Pages: 2 (694 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Reaction Paper Document #:51042323

… it one of the tenets of the legitimization and maintenance of racism in the country. For many years, extreme racist practices such as slavery were part of the American experience (Picca et al 3).
Enslavement practices began officially in 1607 on the founding of the first English … 1969 when segregation was ended by the civil rights law. Not many people appreciate the fact that for most of the nation’s history, slavery was legal (Feagin 1).
Further, a study of the demographic distribution of the United States reveals that African Americans mostly reside in 15 … portray him as an impeccable moral man who was a ‘good’ slave master. Seldom is his role in the bloody extension of the slavery ecosystem discussed. George Washington harshly treated his own African American slaves and did heartless acts such as whipping, removal of teeth, meting out ……


Works cited

Feagin, Joe R. The white racial frame: Centuries of racial framing and counter-framing. Routledge, 2010.

Picca, Leslie H., and Joe R. Feagin. \\"Two-faced racism: Whites in the backstage and frontstage.\\" (2007).

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Analyzing The Speeches Of Angela Y Davis

Pages: 7 (2294 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Essay Document #:45885685

… black and ex-convicts. Thus, the prison complex is there to serve a purpose: it is there to oppress and marginalize a racial minority. Slavery is no longer permitted thanks to the Great Emancipator, but that does not mean the elite rulers of the country had to allow … not mean the elite rulers of the country had to allow blacks to rise up: no, they just developed a new form of slavery and oppression: the prison-industrial system—and then they began arresting blacks for “crimes” that in any real, civilized society would never have been considered … mentality forced upon them by their rulers. The prison system today is no different from the old plantation system during the times of slavery. The ends are the same—to subjugate and exploit the minorities. Racism, gender oppression, capitalism—all of these are tools of the states’ rulers: they ……



Davis, Angela. The Meaning of Freedom. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books, 2012.

Gomez, Alan. “Resisting Living Death at Marion Federal Penitentiary, 1972,” Radical History Review 96 (2006): 58–86.

Prashad, Vijay. “Second-Hand Dreams,” Social Analysis 49: 2 (Summer 2005): 191-198.

Sudbury, Julia. “A World Without Prisons: Resisting Militarism, Globalized Punishment, and Empire,” Social Justice 31.2 (2004): 9-28.

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Indian Removal Act 1830

Pages: 13 (4034 words) Sources: 13 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:92871385

… of an exercise in human rights abuses in a long history of human rights abuses committed by the American government—from the time of slavery even into the 21st century. This paper will describe the history of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and show why and how … be fair, this was not the only time the American leaders thought of removal in order to address a problem. The problem of slavery and the freeing of the African Americans was met with the same idea of removal. Under Lincoln, a plan was even drawn up ……


Works Cited

Primary Sources

Crockett, Davy, “On the removal of the Cherokees, 1834,” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

“The Magnetic Telegraph.” Ladies’ Repository 10(1850): 61-62. O’Sullivan, John. “Annexation.” United States Magazine and Democratic Review, vol.17, no. 1 (July-August 1845): 5-10.

Sevier, John. Letter to the Cherokee. DPLA. 

Secondary Sources

Brown-Rice, Kathleen. "Examining the Theory of Historical Trauma Among Native Americans." Professional Counselor 3, no. 3 (2013).

Cave, Alfred A. "Abuse of power: Andrew Jackson and the Indian removal act of 1830." The Historian 65, no. 6 (2003): 1330-1353.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation. “About the Eastern Band.” Cherokee Preservation, 2010.

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Brown V Board Of Education And Civil Rights Moment By Michael Klarman

Pages: 6 (1764 words) Sources: 3 Document Type:Essay Document #:64441378

… point is that had they made this decision a decade earlier, there would have been more blowback from the public, more resistance. Though slavery had ended, segregation had still been a core feature of American society for nearly century following the Civil War. Desegregation was sure to … giant can of worms that probably would have worked itself out without interference from the Court. However, that is the argument made about slavery, too—that it would have ended on its own as technology advanced and slavery no longer became economically viable. These are speculative ideas and it is hard to judge them by looking back through time, saying what ……



Cripps, Thomas and and David Culbert. “The Negro Soldier (1944): Film Propaganda in Black and White.” American Quarterly Vol. 31, No. 5, Special Issue: Film and American Studies (Winter, 1979), pp. 616-640: The Josh Hopkins University Press.

German, Kathleen M. Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War 2. University Press of Mississippi, 2017.

Klarman, Michael. Brown v Board of Education and the Civil Rights Moment. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Principles Of American Democracy

Pages: 11 (3277 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:49458393

… in their Declaration of Independence. Paine truly believed in the equality of all men and he was whole-heartedly opposed to the institution of slavery. The Founding Fathers were not, and the equality they expressed in the Declaration of Independence was meant primarily to be limited to the ……



Declaration of Independence.  (1776).  Retrieved from 

Rousseau, J.  (2018). Retrieved from 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 1.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 5.

National Assembly. “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 26 August 1789.” Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.

Foote, S.  (1958).  The Civil War:  Ft. Sumter to Perryville.  NY:  Random House.

Brutus No. 1. (1787).

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Impact Of Class Gender Ethnicity Culture And Politics As They Relate

Pages: 2 (676 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:33285446

… not really interested in applying Enlightenment philosophy to its fullest, for they still wished to deny the Negro his fair share of equality. Slavery persisted for nearly another century and it took the Civil War to bring that issue to the fore, with the Great Emancipator finally … that would see the slaves deported to a new black state in Central America dubbed “Linconia” (Guelzo, 2000). The 13th Amendment officially ended slavery everywhere in the US, but it did not establish equal rights for blacks and Jim Crow laws sprang up in numerous states. It ……



Declaration of Independence. (1776). Retrieved from 

Guelzo, A. C. (2000). Lincoln and the Abolitionists. The Wilson Quarterly, 24(4), 58-70.

O’Sullivan, J. (1845). Annexation. United States Magazine and Democratic Review, 17(1), 5-10.

Paine, T. (1791). The rights of man. Retrieved from 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

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