Citizenship of the Freed Slaves during and After the Reconstruction.
Slavery and the citizenship seem to be in contradiction of each other from top to bottom. Slavery is the state one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household whereas citizenship is the state of the status of a citizen with its attendant duties, rights, and privileges. The exhausting journey form slavery to citizenship cripples to depict the miseries of those countless people who were just turned out of doors with ingratitude and detestation, ruthless than the stabbing winter's wind. The men's obsession to act God made him to treat the feeble helpless humans worse than cattle. To top it all off, when color of one's skin could simply enchain him being not more than a fated slave, the dream of independence was an inexcusable offense and the word of freedom was, if truth be told, a cheapest syllable of the word. According to James F. Cooper (1789-1851) slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want. More is the pity, in the same land under the same flag we have witnessed those a number of years that brought a reprehensible period when in the name of color, cast and creed the innumerable human beings were constrained to live like livestock even worse than them. The splotch of slavery was in fact the distinguishing mark to set a man and a destined slave apart. Alack a day! Considering the slavery the totally inhuman those were also the humans who ruled as callous masters over browbeaten incarcerated masses.
"African slaves were placed on ships and began the long journey to the Americas. It was known as the Middle Passage because it was the middle leg of a three-part voyage. The voyage began in Europe where the ship was packed with goods to bring to Africa.