Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, commonly know as Frederick Douglass was born into one of the worst periods in the last century to be of African decent. Douglass was born into slavery around 1818, (according to “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave”, it is stated that Douglass never knew his exact age or birth year), near Tuckahoe, Maryland. September 3, 1838 Douglass was able to escape slaver and become a free man by boarding a Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad train heading to the northern cities of the colonies. After gaining the tile of “free man” Douglass put his efforts to the aid of slavery in the colonies. Rising through determination, brilliance, and dignity he was able to shape the American nation. HE went on to be an abolitionist, human rights and women’s rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher, and social reformer. Douglass’ second autobiography, My Bondage My Freedom, addresses the problem of human slavery, it brings up points showing how slavery tear families apart, the relationship between master and slave on a plantation, and his introduction to abolition and the introduction to the free world ultimately providing reader with why the use of slavery was a dehumanizing act of torture that needed to be stopped. Douglass Begins the novel with a memory of his grandmother and how much she meant to him. Douglass continued to tell the reads how being separated from his grandmother was unimaginable…

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