Contributions Of Slaves's Narrative Of Life Of Fredrick Douglass

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Fredrick Douglass is one of the most phenomenal black abolitionist that is known in history, because of his stories and his attempts to abolish slavery. Although Fredrick Douglass was born a slave, after he attained his freedom he fought for other slaves and their freedom. In, Narrative of Life of Fredrick Douglass, Fredrick Douglass gives his personal perspective on how it is to be a slave in America. Douglass is very descriptive in his narrative, he names plenty of owners, places, and names of people who he once associated with on plantations. Narrative of Life of Fredrick Douglass, is a very significant novel in American history, we can learn slave’s personal experience with slavery, and the novel also shows how slavery was constructed during …show more content…
This particular novel conveys to historians how slavery took place and how slaves were treated by their owners. Fredrick Douglass explains how slaves on his plantation with Colonel Lloyd only received one piece of each clothing item to last them a whole year. Slave owners could care less about what a slave was wearing or how long it would last, they cared more about their work ethic. In the novel, it blatantly conveys to historians the separation between white people and black people. As Fredrick Douglass mentions, him nor any of the other slaves knew of their ages just as a horse wouldn’t, African Americans were treated like animals, while white people were more privileged. Salves were treated like this so that the two races would be opposite from each other, and to make it seem as if slavery was blacks purpose in life. This document is also important because, historians can understand how the separation of the two races in our nation originated, and how it has effected our nation in future …show more content…
In the novel, Douglass clearly shows his respect to people of higher hierarchy of him by calling them Mr. or Master. This lets historians know what type of power that these particular men carried on the plantations. Douglass was very descriptive in describing the plantation on where he was located, indicating what was the principle crops grown there and where they were located. This helps historians understand what particular crops were mainly being grown in particular areas of America, during this time period. Douglass mentions where the slaves would get their monthly portions of food and their yearly clothing, this is important to historians because we can understand more in depth the type of treatment that slaves were receiving at this time. Douglass also mentions how after the slaves were done with their work, they all slept on one bed with low quality blankets, and how when the slaves woke up they went straight to work. This indicates how important slave’s work ethic was to slave

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