Uncle Tom's Cabin Newsletter
By: Cameron Strauss and James Larue
Even though Americans sometimes act unaware of the harsh situations of their fellow citizens, the reality that those less fortunate citizens face is brutal.
In this image, you can clearly see some of the hypocrisy in slavery. How can someone possess freedom if they’re are constantly held against their rights in a place like this?
We can see that some people understand what is going on to others around them yet still decide to take part in the hate.
James Part A
I think one of the themes that can be seen is that not all people were necessarily pro slavery, but the vast majority agreed that there was no place for blacks in American society. This could be one of the reasons why nothing was done, despite a universal awareness of the atrocities taking place.
James Part B
One of the most surprising to me was a picture of both an African American child and a white child. The white child appeared to have almost a deceptive look on her face as if she supported slavery as if she were truly evil. It's interesting to see how slaveholders’ children were impacted by their exposure to slavery.