Comparing Olaudah Equiano to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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American History

 

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November 19, 2013

 

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From the beginning of the British Colonies in North America through the US Civil War the “peculiar institution”, as it was known, created a moral dissonance for many whites. This is especially true after the founding of the United States upon a principle of liberty and equality. From the perspective of the enslaved Africans and their descendants in America, the sound of slavery was more cataclysmic than dissonant and its echoes are still heard to this day...
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This is especially true after the founding of the United States upon a principle of liberty and equality. From the perspective of the enslaved Africans and their descendants in America, the sound of slavery was more cataclysmic than dissonant and its echoes are still heard to this day. Two books of the era that were influential in changing public opinion about slavery are The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself , published in Britain in 1789 and Uncle Tom’s Cabin , written by a white woman abolitionist named Harriet Beecher Stowe...
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