Assignment 8 – Online

I don’t know how to handle this History question and need guidance.


Read the primary documents on p. 332-333, in the textbook, Give Me Liberty! – From Letter by Joseph Taper to Joseph Long (1840) and From “Slavery and the Bible” (1850)

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does Taper’s letter reverse the rhetoric, common among white Americans, which viewed the United States as a land of freedom and the British empire as lacking in liberty?
  2. Why does De Bow believe that it is important to show that the bible sanctions slavery?
  3. How do Taper and De Bow differ in their understanding of the relationship between slavery and Christianity?

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