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William Whipple freed his slave because he believed that no man could fight for freedom while holding another in bondage. Is he a hero of the anti-slavery movement?

William Whipple freed his slave because he believed that no man could fight for freedom while holding another in bondage. Is he a hero of the anti-slavery movement?
  • Yes, Whipple is one of many heroes of the anti-slavery movement

    Because Whipple followed his conscience and his morals and went against the South's social norms, I would consider him a hero. Because he made a difference, if by the mere fact he was an example to others, Whipple is a hero. He made a positive change in the lives of his slaves and therefore a positive change in history.

  • Yes, he is a hero as he put his belief that all men are created equal into action by freeing his slave.

    Although William Wipple is not widely known for his role in the anti-slavery movement, he set a good example to others by setting free his own slave. He recognized the hypocrisy of trying to fight for freedom while still holding another man in bondage. This act will not have been popular with some of his contemporaries but will have affected others so it is fair to say he is a hero of the anti-slavery movement.

  • Yes, William Whipple is a hero of the anti-slavery movement.

    William Whipple is a hero of the anti-slavery movement because he decided to practice what he preached. He freed his slave so that he could fight for freedom with a clear conscience. This decision potentially influenced other people to think the same way and free their own slaves, which benefited the anti-slavery movement.

  • While William Whipple may not be the sole hero of the anti-slavery movement, he did set a precedent for the people around him and therefore was heroic in many ways.

    William Whipple was heroic in many ways for the anti-slavery movement because he set a precedent that other people could follow. It was not a popular opinion to let slaves go and therefore he did take a stand, which is by itself heroic. However, I would not say that he was the primary or sole hero of the anti-slavery movement and he did not effect widespread change.

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