Tuesday, 19 January 2016
According to both Adams and Cullen, the future will hold better things for all. Cullen writes "the American dream of a better, richer, and happier life for all our citizens of every rank" implying that even for slaves, the future will be better and brighter. Adams agrees with Cullen by saying everyone shared "hatred of banks, and the steady demand for more democracy". However, we know from our previous experience of the topic of slavery, that this was not the case. Many of the slaves who were liberated would later discover that they were not equipped for the real world. In some cases life outside of slavery was worse for them as they did not have the necessary skills to thrive. Therefore, many slaves would disagree with Cullen and Adams as they may suggest that the future did not hold brighter things for them, in fact it was often worse.