How Did Frederick Douglass Summary

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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass follows a man who found freedom after many years of slavery. The narrative starts of by telling us where Frederick Douglass was born, which was Tuckahoe. He also mentions his mom Harriet Bailey. She died when Frederick was about seven years old. His first master was Captain Anthony. The overseer was Mr. Severe, he was a very cruel. Later he was replaced by Mr. Hopkins. Frederick and many slaves lived in a place called the great house farm. Frederick talks about the slaves and mentioned how they would put tar on a fence guarding fruit trees so that if anyone crossed they’d have tar. One slave got caught with tar and was sold immediately. Then again a new overseer appeared, Mr. Gore. He was crueler …show more content…
From then on Frederick never gets hit by Mr. Covey anymore. On Christmas 1833 Frederick was sent back with Thomas. Usually slaves get this free time to drink, but Frederick thinks that this is a way to keep them enslaved. After Frederick is sent to live with a man named Mr. Freelander. There he makes friends and they want to learn how to read. Frederick then starts teaching slaves how to read. Later Frederick wanted to run away and his friends wanted to join him. Their master soon found out and they were taken to jail. His friends went back to Mr. Freelander but Frederick was taken with Hugh Auld. With him he worked in calking ships. He was mistreated by the working white man because they did not like the idea of working with black people. Because of this he moved to another job and was paid good, but unfortunately he had to give most of the money he made to Hugh. While he worked the idea of escaping returned to him. He created a plan and as soon as he got a chance he ran away. He succeeded in getting where he wanted to which was New York, but he did not give any details because at the time he didn’t want to risk the people that helped him. At New York he didn’t have anywhere to …show more content…
He does not want to be a slave for the rest of his life. He rather die than be a slave for the rest of his life. The author wrote this book to fight or abolish slavery. When Frederick was writing this book he worked as an abolitionist and this book helped him fight slavery and to this day it impacts many

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