The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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The sun is beating down on the back of a farmer, sweat is flowing down the face, scars of past beatings cover the back. The farmer continues all day until the master tells the farmer to stop. The farmer and others get locked in the farm shed and the master goes to bed in the plantation house. This is no farmer; this is a slave. Slaves are a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey the owner. A former slave Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838, became the US ambassador to Haiti. Published his autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. This caused him to be threatened back into slavery; then to escape re-enslavement, Douglass had to leave the US to seek refuge in England. Then he got financial help from English Quakers, that Douglass purchased his own freedom from his former owners to become a free man in 1847. Then in Rochester, New York, Douglass published the abolitionist paper The North Star, and helped escaped into Canada to avoid getting re-enslaved. (Modern History Sourcebook) On July 4, 1852 Frederick Douglass wrote a speech after getting invited to, in Rochester, New York, Douglass delivered the following indictment about the fact Untied States of America are celebrating freedom and independence, while keeping slaves legally and unrecognized. This speech is called “The Hypocrisy of American Slavery” and it changed a nation and now is considered to be one of the most prominent pieces…

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