Catalyst of Religious Ideology in the Rebellious Writings

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Catalyst of Religious Ideology in the Rebellious Writings
The aim of this narrative study will be to compare the catalyst for rebellion by Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglas in the use religion ideology as a way to seek freedom within American society. The problem of persecution from Franklin in his quest for religious freedom is often founded in the catalyst of Puritanical thought that inspired him to revolt against colonial government. This was also true in the way that Douglas was inspired by his religious conviction to rebel against salve owners that validated their slavery through the Bible. While both authors use religion as a catalyst in differing ways, they both sought freedom through various religious ideologies that defined...
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.....resenting slavery, which eventually led to his being freed from the bonds of his slave master. In this way, the ideology of religious persecution defines the foundations of liberty that Douglas and Franklin uses in their autobiographical writings on American history.
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Douglass, Frederick. “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, An American Slave. 2010. Berkley. November 26, 2010. <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Literature/Douglass/Autobiography/09.html>
Franklin, Benjamin. “Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography: 1706-1757.” 2010. Bartelby.com. November 26, 2010. <http://www.bartleby.com/1/1/>
Raboteau, Robert. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.