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Slavery informs all our modes of life, all our habits of thoughts, lies at the basis of our social existence, and our political faith

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"Slavery informs all our modes of life, all our habits of thoughts, lies at the basis of our social existence, and our political faith". Quote of South Carolina Planter William Trescott by Chris Alfred U.S. History to 1877 C. Wallace May 6, 2001 As a descendent of a slave owner in South Carolina the opinion of planter William Trescott was biased to the social and financial rewards that slavery has provided his comfortable lifestyle. His attitude in the statement "Slavery informs all our modes of life, all our habits of thoughts, lies at the basis of our social existence, and political faith", could only be understood by people who have been raised and taught the same discriminatory values. The acceptance of people different ethnic groups was not considered. Trescott believed that it was normal to view Negroes as property. ...read more.

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This would have a major effect on their everyday operations and they were not going to let a group of Northerners disrupt their normal way of life. The south would never accept the Negroes and they had a disgruntled attitude because the slaves could not possibly live amongst whites as equal citizens and they would not assist them in any way. The constant discrimination reminded the freedmen that the south was always going to treat them like second class citizens and the temptation to relocate to a place where they would at least feel free and equal was very tempting, but the task of traveling and reaching their final destination would be dangerous and difficult. It was absurd that the white community leaders established terrorists groups to frighten and remind Negroes to stay in their place. The political leaders were often participants of these groups and the attitudes were not favorable to the abolitionists who were lobbying for slavery reform. ...read more.

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We must change the way we teach our children to break the pattern. Trescott had been taught that Negroes were often considered as property. Today we have accepted the changes that were initiated by the abolitionists to end slavery and discrimination but, when humans are involved you cannot change personal views of some people. Trescott had his beliefs and even though I don't agree with his views, I can understand why there was resistance to the emancipation of slaves. Over the last one hundred years, the efforts of many civil rights leaders have campaigned for the immediate end of racism and equal treatment for Negroes in the southern states. To this day there are still racists organizations that will not accept that this country has changed and the south will never be like it was more that 150 years ago. Measures have been established to ensure fair and impartial treatment of all. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Slavery ...read more.

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