African-American History ~ Antebellum Free Blacks

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Published on February 3, 2009

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Antebellum Free Blacks

Slavery in an Age of Revolution Rhetoric of liberalism inspired blacks to hope for and/or demanding freedom. Christian egalitarianism, too, became a source of inspiration. Blacks challenged slavery in many places. Many whites questioned their right to hold slavery in human form. However, “scientific” forms of racism would be articulated; used to deny black humanity, justifying denial of “life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness.”

Rhetoric of liberalism inspired blacks to hope for and/or demanding freedom.

Christian egalitarianism, too, became a source of inspiration.

Blacks challenged slavery in many places.

Many whites questioned their right to hold slavery in human form.

However, “scientific” forms of racism would be articulated; used to deny black humanity, justifying denial of “life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness.”

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