"Frederick Douglass": A Life of Slavery
Book report of the narrative testimony of slavery in American history by Frederick Douglass.
# 2119 | 1,490 words | 1 source | 2000 |
Published on Sep 06, 2001 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , Ethnic Studies (North American) , History (African) , Literature (American) , English (Narrative) , English (Analysis) , Ethnic Studies (General) , English (General) , Literature (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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An analysis of the narrative book 'Frederick Douglas'. A narration about slavery experienced by Frederick Douglass, a slave during the American period of slavery. The author discusses the history of slavery in the American society, its causes and effects.
From the Paper:"This narrative of an American slave shows in great detail, the horrors of being a slave, and the severity and callousness of the slaveholders of the South. The reader witnesses the growth of Frederick Douglass from a young slave to a free man, all the while experiencing the great terrors and misfortunes of slave life. In the South, during the 1800s, it was a crime punishable by death for a slave to be taught to read and write. However, Douglass secretly taught himself, and because of this, we have the opportunity to read one of the most powerful testimonies of slavery in American history."
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