Thompson (Week #23)

By Haley Daley

Did Thompson provide persuasive evidence that South’s slave system was morally evil?

I believe if a person who had not been a slave and had not been a part of the system had written opinions of the slave system and the injustices being done, it would not have been hardly at all convincing. However, Thompson, being a slave and being one who endured the slave system, provides very persuasive evidence that slavery was morally evil. He wasn’t telling someone else’s story and he wasn’t paraphrasing someone else’s experiences, he was telling his own story and experiences in the slave system. In his autobiography, he also seems to be unbiased. Although he is clearly against the slave system, he tells the whole story. He tells of the masters that he and others were owned by that were good just as well as the ones who were tyrannical and brutal. His autobiography provides a first-hand light on the issue of slavery and is very eye opening to the moral evils of the slave system. His provides persuasive evidence to represent the moral evils of slavery and his story will inspire you as it did me.

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