How did the abolitionists criticize slavery? How did abolitionism and antislavery politics go from being marginal, pushed by a small group of people, to becoming popular in the North?
The abolitionist movement was a revolutionary movement in which the main goal was to end the slavery from the nation. The main aim was to change the minds of the American democrats. The southerners were completely fed up of the slavery and they wanted the reform which could end the slavery. The abolitionists criticized the north as arrogant and dictatorial as they didn’t responded on their problems. The abolitionists criticized slavery in a way that it is a sin and a sign of sham for the developing and prosperous American Nation.
The movement was seen to be very powerful in the southern regions but at the same time since the north had less problems than comparatively the south so, there was no chance the north would be involved in this movement. For the awareness of what is going on in the southern region the writers and public speakers and activists played an important role. One of the best writer of that time, Stowe write a dramatic story which was found to be best-selling novel across the norther regions even she didn’t visited the south ever. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a step forward and he explained the slavery as a worst practice as well as portrayed it as one of the worst evil in the human practical lifestyle. He also shown the men and women as sympathetic creations and Christians at just a mercy of the slaveholders. He shown extremely epic drama of slavery that it produced a powerful appeal from the common public.
American public speakers as well as activists played an important role from moving the abolitionist movement from just a margin to a great reform in the northern territory. Some incidents and actions by the courts also helped in increasing the process of development of the abolitionist movement. One of the main reason which ignited the slow and steady abolitionist movement was the unethical and unjust decisions of the federal court which even dismissed the state courts as well. The best example of this is the Dret Scott Ruling’s case in which Scot himself, his wife and two daughters claimed to live freely as they lived once in the free state which was approved by the state courts but after a while when the case was reopened in the federal court with different circumstances, all the four members of the family were again enslaved which caused disturbance in the African-American community.
The abolitionist movement also found to be increasingly popular among the African American community because according to the officials everyone was declared to be free and equal individual of the society except the African American ones. After the court’s such announcements, an out numbered riots were seen in all over the world including the deadliest ones which ended upon the deaths of hundreds and thousands of people. The success of the abolitionist movement was achieved in the end of the civil war in the year 1865. An outnumbered activists before that already given a lot much knowledge about the drawbacks of slavery to the suffering communities that there was no chance they could step back ever.
In a nutshell. It can be explained that the slavery is one of the most aggressive term for the African American community and they don’t even want to listen about it. They should not be blamed as they were the only who suffered slavery from the start of the history till the abolitionist movement. Moreover, it could be finalized that after the slavery American prosperity was lesser than comparatively after the period of slavery.