Research Question – First Attempt

HASI am writing about images of “white slaves” in the fight against slavery in both the historical abolition movement and the contemporary anti-slavery movement. I am seeking to learn more about why these images were chosen as a tactic against slavery?, and how effective the use of “whiteness” is in anti-slavery campaigns? So that I can help others understand abolitionists strategies used in ending slavery in the 19th century and similar tactics used by modern day abolitionists. In answering these questions I hope to learn whether or not the use of whiteness to combat an institution where whites are in the minority was an effective strategy in the past and in current movements. I also expect to find out any negative impacts the use of “white slave” images had on the abolition movement. I hope the lessons of past abolitionist strategies can then be used to inform and plan campaigns against modern slavery.