Essay on Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass Detailed Life Detailed account of the life of Frederick Douglass, written by himself in “Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave” first published in 1846. Frederick Douglass’s life began as a slave born to a slave. Mr. Douglass reflections of the cruelty against slaves as seen from such an early age. This paper will summarize Mr. Douglass’s early childhood, escape from slavery, prosperity in the north and his rise to being a nonviolent abolitionist. The exact date or year is not known of Frederick Douglass’s birth but it was narrowed down to 1817-1820. He was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey a slave in Maryland on Holme Hill Farm in Talbot County. His mother was a Harriet Bailey, a field slave from which he was taken at a very early age. Douglass shares, he barely knew his mother and she died around his seventh birthday. His father was rumored to be his mother’s slave owner, Aaron Anthony, but he does not deny or confirm it in his book. Mr. Douglass gives accounts of his childhood as milder than most slave, since he was a child, he worked in the house rather than the fields. Prior to his tenth birthday Frederick Douglass is given to Captain Anthony’s son in laws brother, Hugh Auld, who lived in Baltimore. Mr. Douglass expressed how he enjoyed the atmosphere of being a slave in the north. Slave owners were more mindful of appearing cruel or neglectful toward their slaves since all northerners did not own or tolerate slaves.…

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