Cassandra's fiance, Thomas Fowle, was part of Lord Craven's mission to re-enslave
Haiti following the French loss of the colony after the slave rebellion that began in 1793.
The leasing act was again, free forced neo-slave labor intended to re-enslave
erstwhile so-called "emancipated" Africans.
Last January he wrote a piece for an official Freedom and Justice Party website approving of the constitution which was passed in December and accused the opposition of illegitimately attempting to replicate the revolution against a popularly-elected president and said a counterrevolution was working to "re-enslave
" the Egyptian people.
Why couldn't the city fathers build on the example of those modest, but exquisite facilities, rather than try to re-enslave
the population to the crassness of the Thatcher/ Blair era?
However, as I read Rashi's comment here, especially in the light of his other comments which I shall cite, it seems that Pharaoh's act of preparing his own mount was but a first step in a series of acts intended to win the loyalty of his troops, whose mission was to attack and re-enslave
or kill the Israelites.
"While I remain in my present position," Lincoln said in 1863, "I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is flee by the terms of that proclamation." If, he added a year later, "the people should, by whatever mode or means, make it an Executive duty to re-enslave
such persons, another, and not I, must be their instrument to perform it." As he himself noted, "I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."
The former president eloquently skewers both the federal government and President Martin Van Buren's administration, exposing their "monstrous" alliance with a Spanish government seeking to re-enslave
the prisoners as hypocritical and inconsistent with basic American ideals.
As a citizen of one of the first independent black towns in America, Hurston clearly was attracted to this community of former slaves, who successfully resisted all attempts to re-enslave
But, the assassination of Lincoln and the betrayal by the U.S Government beaded by Andrew Johnson (Vetoing the Freedman's Bureau and allowing the Southern Secessionists to return to the union immediately, and removing the military rule from the South) allowed the quickly resurgent forces of the old southern confederacy (now mainly the ex overseers and corrupt middle classes as a comprador Fascist dictatorship aligned with the new imperialists on Wall St.) to re-enslave
the African-American people and proceed with the incredible robbery of 90% of southern lands by the 1870s!
Brothers and sisters of the deceased challenged wills and instituted lawsuits to re-enslave
individuals previously freed by estate executors.
As Buckmaster writes, "this man wove the fabric of Indian-Negro conflict with the white man into such a tight weave that it became a veritable noose around the necks of them all." His policy was a simple but unequivocal one: crush the Seminoles and re-enslave
their Black allies !
The letters found in a box under the house where the Ellisons once lived are enormously valuable, especially in recounting the racial tensions in Charleston on the eve of the Civil War, when workers and their allies tried to drive slaves from trades and re-enslave