Civil War portrayed in art - Beverly Booth

     The Civil War is one of America's iconic turning points.  From being called a Land of the Free to the Land of Slavery and then back to the Land of the Free.  The horror of brother against brother, families against families was not even considered when the debate about slavery began.      The Southern states were filled with large cotton, peanut and other farms that required massive amounts of labor.  When someone discovered that African Americans were strong and in a hot climate they only could think of the money they could make by selling these individuals, and the purchasers could only think of the money they would save by owning people rather than paying a fare wage to a person.     It never occurred to the traders and owners that someday they would learn the language and rise up.  The slaves wanted the freedom to live the way God intended them.   When Northerners moved South and saw the injustice some rose up and called foul but many others joined in and bought their own.     Abraham Lincoln seeing the injustice although it didn't personally affect him, he used the freeing of slaves to get control of the South.  <a href =" file://Users/beverlybbooth/ Library/Mobile%20Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Art%20Documents%20to%20Submit/Booth.docx "> Booth, Beverly Week 4 Discussion Post</a>

Harriet Tubman represents freedom of hundreds of slaves. The stamp is a tribute to her bravery. The artist use of analogous color scheme whows the love she showed for others.
Susan B Anthony was instrumental in helping Harriet Tubman and Frederic Douglass hide slaves. The geomtric triangle shape shows what an important person Ms. Anthony was.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped Ms. S.B. Anthony, Mr. F. Douglass along with Mrs. H. Tubman to abolish slavery. The photographers use of light and balance shows the strength of there relationship.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave, earned his freedom and spent the rest of his life helping othersto gain the same. The artist used the line of his arms and face forward to indicate strength,
John Brown's letter changed the tragectory of the Civil War. The artists use of dark ink on parchment provides authenticity to this important and permanent record of white hate of African Americans.
A newspaper published the original letter to show importance and strenth of abolisinism. Mr. Douglass's letter to his former master revealed the horrors of slavery.
The conditions during the American Civil War were much different than today. The use of snow provides a light backgrond to the color used in the warmth and love of those who helped free the slaves.
Ironically slaves escaped only to be killed by American Indians. The use of triadic color scheme, the red of indicans loin cloth, the lue sky and yellow green color of the slaves shows rage.
It was extremely difficult for the slaves to move to the North where they could be free. The artists use of darkness in the foreground and light in the back provides value to this piece of escape.
General Drayton in uniform was waiting with his slaves for the U.S. Government to free them. This busy piece in black and white shows the contrast of the African Americans and the white masters..
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