The period of the early nineteenth century is known as the time and so-called flourishment of slavery. It was the touchiest subject which can be brought up and discussed. Many people from the north were absolutely against this, but lots in the south couldn’t imagine their lives without this. The Amistad case causes the bitter feelings between these mentioned parts of the country, and this fact demonstrates how sectionalism the country became. From the one hand, there were people from the north who couldn’t believe that such people were held for freeing themselves. From the other hand, there were people from the south, who said that Negros remained animals and they must be sent back to their homeland, and for sure it was Cuba. There were not only these two attitudes on the things which would happen to people from Africa. And each group also had different opinions about how to deal with this story. People from the north press made much of the story, and at the same time, citizens of the south press avoided it because of their wish not to give any ideas to the populations of slaves.
It was 1839 year when the Amistad landed, and most of the people opposed slavery in the north part of the country, but lots of them didn’t belong to abolitionists, and the rest of people didn’t want to think about this subject at all. Such people desires just to save the union. They understood that of the union had dispersed, all of the founding fathers work could have gone for none.
The Abolitionists seized upon the Amistad case as the heaven-sent for abetting their cause. It was that thing which they required to get as much support behind their cause. Also, it was realized to get the people who didn’t want to speak about the subject out and listen to gossips. William S. Holabird was from the Spaniards’ side. At the same time, he thought that this situation was the shut and open case of the mutiny and murder. William also considered that Gedney saved the Spaniards from the black-skin people. Of course, he shared the thought that in turn that white people were saved from the Spaniards. As for the Africans, they did have a great amount of intelligent abolitionists on their side. Among them Lewis Tappan was. Roger Baldwin was the Africans attorney. So this man accompanies him, along with the abolitionist who named Robert Madden. In addition, this person, who was known as Madden, was believed to be the heartfelt abolitionist with the strange and specific attitude to this situation.
The period of the early nineteenth century is known as the time and so-called flourishment of slavery. It was the touchiest subject which can be brought up and discussed. Many people from the north were absolutely against this, but lots in the south couldn’t imagine their lives without this.