Slavery: America's Fatal Compromise by Joan Kennedy Taylor
Approx. 5,610 words.
Published on December 9, 2010 by
This essay answers the following question- how could the United States, a country based consciously on philosopher John Locke's idea of the "rights of man," come into existence incorporating the institution of slavery? But it does more than this; it ties this "fatal compromise" to its fatal consequences: a gradual erosion of rights that has occurred across all of our country’s history.