Essay The Narrative Of The Life Of Fredrick Douglass

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A man once stated “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground… This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.” This man’s name was Fredrick Douglass. The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave was an autobiography written by Fredrick Douglass in 1845. When the book was first published it was a best seller throughout the United States and Europe. One reason Douglass wrote this narrative was because he was such an eloquent speaker that most people had a conceived notion that he was never actually an enslaved African American. Fredrick Douglass preserved and conquered the odds with the power of God conquered and broke down obstacles.
In the history books we recognize him ad Fredrick Douglass, but his original name was Fredrick Augustus Washington Bailey. Many people don’t know the background of Douglass’s ancestral lineage. So, they would be surprised to hear that his mom was black and his dad was white. It was no secret during this time a lot of slave owners had relations with some of the women slaves. The white slave owners would sexual force themselves on the women even those who might have been married to another slave. If there was a possibility that they had a child, the slave master would try his best to hide the fact. As a young boy he learned…

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