"Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass" Book Review by RightRiters

"Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass"
This paper discusses Frederick Douglass? autobiography.
# 22727 | 1,130 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US


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This paper looks at Frederick Douglass' autobiography which describes his childhood of slavery. It is shown how Douglass confronts the ideas of power, family, knowledge, home, violence, and having a sense of self. The author illustrates how Douglass attempts to warn Americans about the dire effects that slavery is going to have on the whole nation and how his book makes astounding progress in the fight to abolish slavery.

From the Paper:

"The power a slave owner has over slaves is broad Douglass explains how slavery itself narrows opportunities for slaves to have any sense of self. Like many slaves, Douglass did not know his birth date, which strips him of his own identity from a young age. Slave owners purposely withhold this personal information, attempting to keep slaves from feeling human " they don't want slaves to have the power of human rights. To the slaveholders, they are just property, like cows, horses and sheep. The slaveholders utilize their power by keeping children away from their parents, too, because any sense of family would have given slaves security, and camaraderie " both of which could have caused rebellion against the cruelty of slavery. Douglass knew little of his mother, which prevented him from knowing about his history, his ancestry."

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"Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass" (2003, March 28) Retrieved July 06, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/narrative-on-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-22727/

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