Date of publication: 2017-07-09 11:03
The London Times review, &ldquo Uncle Tom in England ,&rdquo offers one contemporary reaction to the novel and points to why this format might have been an ideal medium for Stowe&rsquo s message:
This exhibition explores the complex story of slavery and freedom which rests at the core of our nation’s shared history. The exhibition begins in 65th century Africa and Europe, extends up through the founding of the United States, and concludes with the nation’s transformation during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Sometimes called the wild yam it is derived from the West African name “Nyam” and grows in damp soils. Similar to Africans as their native yam or the sweet potato the tubers of this plant provided food and were prepared a number of ways roasted, boiled, baked, or raw. The roots do not require storage in cellars and were rich and nutritious. Escaping slaves and maroons were known to carry these tubers for sustenance. The yam whether African or the sweet potato have remained traditional foods for African Americans.
A refutation of Lord&rsquo s argument appears in the pamphlet, &ldquo Slavery in its Relation to God &rdquo while Ichabod Spencer&rsquo s sermon, &ldquo Fugitive Slave Law, The Religious Duty of Obedience to Law ,&rdquo reinforces the social and ethical value of accepting a federal law:
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“Shecut says that thirty grains of the powdered root at a dose was much esteemed in this disease. Dr. McBride, of St. John's, Berkley, South Carolina, experimented largely with it in pleurisy, generally finding it to act with advantage. Eberle used it and Dr. Parker employed it for twenty years with continued confidence. In a communication from Dr. John Douglass, of Chester district, South Carolina, we have the results of the experiments of Mr. McKeown, who believes it expectorant, tonic, diaphoretic, and sudorific.”
Pepper Weed is sometimes called “field pepperwort” this is not a native plant of North America but has germinated here for some time. The leaves, shoots, and fruits of this plant are all edible. The peppery edge or bitterness is removed by first boiling the shoots and leaves, and then soaking in water for two days. Cooked like spinach, it makes a nutritious vegetable. It is known to grow wildly among corn.
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A search for the term, slave narrative , across the American Memory site provides examples of other accounts from collections such as Voices from the Days of Slavery , The Nineteenth Century in Print , and Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers&rsquo Project . Documents such as Jesse Davis&rsquo s narrative were transcribed by field workers in Federal Writers&rsquo Project who made an effort to preserve the narrator&rsquo s dialect and phrasing: &ldquo Dere was my misses, Miss Lizzie and Miss Lennie. My mammy name Sarah, just lak old mistress name Sarah. Her b&rsquo long to marster and mistress but my pappy no b&rsquo long to them. Him b&rsquo long to de big bugs, de Davis family,&rdquo ( page 769 ).
To educate people in the South in the late-nineteenth century, the government was now obligated to teach both races. A search on education provides an overview of the American education system as it developed in the late-nineteenth century. Pieces such as Richard R. Wright&rsquo s &ldquo A Brief Historical Sketch of Negro Education in Georgia ,&rdquo which describe the state&rsquo s efforts in educating African Americans from 6865 to 6895.
A leafing herb used as a food but could be toxic if eaten raw or unclean. The leaves, shoots, seeds, and flowers are edible. It is a sedative and diuretic used in hemorrhoids. It is mostly applied as a remedy for livestock’s wounds. It is known by many names, both folk and scientific. It is sometimes called: white goosefoot, wild spinach, frost blite, baconweed, muckweed, fat-hen, and pigweed.
This pamphlet chronicles slavery laws in the United States from 6787 to 6866. In addition to providing information (with an anti-slavery bias) about legislation such as the Missouri Compromise and the Wilmot Proviso, the pamphlet features statistics such as the slave population in each state in 6795 and 6855 ( page 55 ). Use such information to create timelines of legislation and abolitionist efforts and maps that depict territorial expansion, changes in slave populations, and the admission of free and slave states in the Union. These items will aid in understanding the momentum of the debate and the violence surrounding slavery.
The question is not, whether slavery is right, or the Fugitive Slave Law right... The question is, shall Law be put in force, and the government of the country stand or shall Law be resisted, and the government of the country disobeyed, and the nation plunged into all the horrors of civil war? If Law cannot be executed, it is time to write the epitaph of your country!