Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression
How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from your readings and research you completed this module. Do you agree with this criticism? Where in our current history are similar attitudes expressed or reflected?
Submit your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs.