Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essays

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While many cultural movements influenced the people of the nation, such as the rise of women’s rights, enlightenment and industrialization, abolition had one of the largest cultural and societal influences on the populous of America.

In 1829, a freed slave named David Walker published An Appeal to Colored Citizens of the World, in which he tried to encourage slaves to rise up against their masters, causing conflicts among the fellow abolitionists, as it was too drastic and extreme for them to take seriously. Another writer, Frederick Douglass, was an escaped slave who wrote an autobiography titled Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave in 1845, soon after his escape. Upon its publication, he discerned the chances of him being captured and forced back into the life of slavery had increased considering he was getting recognition for his work. In 1846, Douglass purchased his freedom from his owner, Hugh Auld. Douglass frequently told his stories of slavery and escape at abolitionist meetings and eventually wrote his own antislavery newspaper, The North Star. After hearing Frederick speak at abolitionist meetings, the founder of the American Antislavery Society, William Lloyd Garrison, wrote about the freed slave in his abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, one of the most famous and well recognized abolitionists papers known. Among these abolitionists, there was a slave by the name of Harriet Tubman. Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and fled…

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