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A Review of Frederick Douglass's book, "Learning to Read and Write"
A discussion of Frederick Douglass's book, "Learning to Read and Write," which chronicles his progress from uneducated slave to literate young man.
# 133343 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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This paper discusses Frederick Douglass's, "Learning to Read and Write," an elegant short recollection of his progress from unlettered and uneducated slave to literate and empowered young man. The paper quotes and supports Douglass's dictum that "education and slavery were incompatible with one another" and argues that knowledge among slaves was feared by slave-owners almost as much as the possibility of their slaves being provided with loaded weapons.

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'In the midst of Frederick Douglass,' Learning to Read and Write, an elegant short recollection of his progress from unlettered and uneducated slave to literate and empowered young man (if still a slave), a powerful sentence is uttered: "education and slavery were incompatible with one another" (Douglass, para.2). The following brief paper will argue that this is (and certainly was) precisely the case and that knowledge among slaves was feared by slave-owners almost as much as if a number of loaded weapons had found their way into the possession of slaves. Specifically, African-Americans armed with knowledge were African-Americans who might finally rise up in righteous outrage against those who had long oppressed them.'

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A Review of Frederick Douglass's book, "Learning to Read and Write" (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 12, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/a-review-of-frederick-douglass-book-learning-to-read-and-write-133343/

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"A Review of Frederick Douglass's book, "Learning to Read and Write"" 01 December 2007. Web. 12 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/a-review-of-frederick-douglass-book-learning-to-read-and-write-133343/>

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