The ideas of the natural rights of man has been around since the enlightenment age. It wasn’t till only just before the war that it was seen to pertain to the dark skinned members of society. In the case of Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Nathaniel Jennison it was said that “ a different idea has taken place with the people of America, more favorable to the natural rights of mankind, and to that natural, innate liberty, with which Heaven (without regard to color, complexion, or shape of noses.)...has inspired all the human race.”(Massachusetts vs. Nathaniel Jennison) This case was to see if the law abolishing slavery in Massachusetts should be upheld. The decision stood and African Americans were seen as true human beings, an opinion not shared by many Southern land owners.
While slavery may seem all well and good on a cultural level, when applied to a religious foundation, it practically crumbles. The bible is the very bases of Christianity and it even speaks out against slavery. In Angelina Grimke's ,Appeal to the Christian women of the south, Grimke says that god women of god need to send letters to legislator and appeal to there husbands, fathers, brothers , and sons to abolish