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Analysis of Gary Nashs Race and Revolution

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Historians who support the north applauded themselves for the implementation of abolition laws that gradually eradicated slavery in the region though in practice slaves had to either die or run away from their masters. However, more importune is given to the fact that slavery was an unavoidable problem in all regions of the US post the Revolution. Therefore a national solution was essential to eradicate slavery under the leadership of the North which initiated the abolition of slavery by enacting laws. A regional union was not required in a republican government to eradicate slavery which will ultimately earn the advantages of emancipation or else the nation as a whole will be left to go through the burden of slavery.

Though the residents of Northern states washed their hands away from the slavery issue, it sends message to the south about the weakness of the antislavery movement that took place towards the end of the eighteenth century. The states in the south realized the complexity of freeing slaves at the cost of their own economic benefits. The revolutionary generation of the north indeed was in a situation of crisis.

This is evident in the case of the clergy Francis Allison who stood for the anti-slavery campaign but did not free the four slaves he owned and even in his death bed extended the service of the slaves for more years. This is despite the realization of his conscience that the Father of all, God will question the coercive bondage of the Negroes. The hypocrisy of slavery abolitionists was so high that even leaders who strongly condemned slavery purchased slaves subsequently.

This is the case of Benjamin Rush, the philanthropic doctor who purchased and held a slave while he was preaching against slavery to the public. It was difficult for northerners to free their slaves since they were used to avail the service of the slaves so closely that it had grown like roots in their pockets.    

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