African-American History: Anti-Slavery Whites

It was seen that the white abolitionists lacked a definite commitment to the attainment of the black goals with the reference to racial equality. Black abolitionists were admonishing white abolitionists by failing to honor the prejudice aspect but majoring in the concentration of the abolition of slavery. These aspects were seen as being in relevant conjunction to each other through the white abolitionists never took the prejudice aspect into their consideration.

The white abolitionist entails as follows.

Anthony Benezet was a radical abolitionist who pointed out that in a situation where there were no buyers to purchase the slaves there would have been no sellers hence no transaction would have ensued. Therefore if there were no demands for slaves there would not have been the supply for the same slaves. His point of argument entailed that the partaker of any slave purchase would be the carrier of the guilt in such as.

Benezet argues that his sentiments focusing on both sides of the Atlantic.  He asserts that the two sides are considered of guilt in that some Africans may also have been engaged in the vending their relatives, neighbors, and children.using maxims, he asserted that in life all the men were born to be equally free and sovereign, and through definite natural, intrinsic, and unalienable rights the have to preserve life and emancipation. He maintained that setting free of slaves alone would not solve the problems of people of color. By opening schools, Benezet was set to prepare the liberated slaves to engage in a more productive lifestyle.

Some women abolitionists pressed the limits of satisfactory actions in public transformation by actually engaging in the male arena to discuss more of equality and their active participation in abolition and women’s rights.

After admitting some black women into their group Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lucy Buffum Lovell faced critical challenges from other members who even threatened to quit on the basis that the black women were not equal to them in the society. These racialist examples were the principal source of the civil war and by demonstrating the aspect of togetherness the two women proved that there had to emerge a time for equality to be attained.

John Brown a white activist had dedicated his entire life to the total demolition of slavery this was more than twenty years after the militant abolitionist. He tried arming the slaves in the mid-nineteenth century with weapons so that they could establish their liberty by overthrowing their masters. Though Brown was arrested at that time and convicted of treason he still maintained that his main agenda was to free the slaves and not to cause any harm to the masters or cause a rebellion. Through this Brown is seen as a sufferer for a cause and through his echoed sentiments, there entailed civil war in America.

Fredrick Douglass and Booker Taliaferro battled the establishment of slavery before the Civil War and all the injustices that cropped with racism after the liberation. Douglass was acknowledged on both sides of the Atlantic. His actions depicted the true hero of the liberation of the African- American world since he undertook his entire task with massive intensity with a view of countering this aspect of slavery. On the other hand, Booker T was an unusually efficient supporter of Black-white racial togetherness where he instilled the aspect of effective neighborliness. This attitude elevated him to the most famous person of color in the world at the turn of the twentieth century. All these abolitionists had a basic common ground with the emphasis on the abolition of the slave trade and the promotion of radical changes that entailed equality.


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  5. Nash, B Gary, Race, and Revolution. Landham, MD: Rowman & Litchfield Publishers 2001
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