The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave By Fredrick Douglass

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One of the most famous works on the topic of slavery is the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Fredrick Douglass. Written in 1845, this work has not lost its relevance. In fact, many modern scholars are trying to find something new and interesting in this work, in particular with respect to modern realities. I found a few articles each of which is addressing a particular aspect of this work. The value of these articles is that they give me a great opportunity to understand not only this work but also the writer 's position as a whole. The main feature of these five articles is that they analyze Douglass’s ideas on freedom, slavery, and the role of Christianity as the dominant ideology.

Brewton, Vince. “Bold Defiance Took Its Place’-‘Respect’ and Self-Making in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.” Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures 58.3-4 (2005): 703-17. Print.
One of the most important and interesting themes is the theme of Douglass’s identity as it is represented in his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Brewton believes that it is necessary to talk about the transformation of Douglass’s identity in the Narrative. This transformation takes place against the backdrop of the struggle between the two types of identities - Douglass 's identity as a slave and the identity of free white slaveholders. The main idea of the author suggests that the development of Douglass’s…

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