What was Stephen A. Douglass view on slavery?
By all accounts, Senator Stephan A. Douglas was against slavery. And, as was the norm in the US and on a world wide basis in the middle of the 19th century, many people had the belief that either their nationality, ethic group or race, placed them above other peoples. This is an outdated and wrong idea.
Stephen Douglass, was an eloquent speaker who escaped slavery. Although teaching slaves to read was illegal, Douglass managed, through creative means, to learn to read. He escaped slavery and managed to get to London, where his speeches were greatly admired. Well wishers in London gave him money to legally purchase his freedom.