Inequality Of Slaves And Masters

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Stephanie Cervantes History 202A 11/19/14 Inequality of Slaves and Masters In his Narrative of the Life of the Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Frederick Douglass wrote that slavery proved as injurious to one of his masters as it was to him. Frederick Douglass lived a very cruel and harsh life especially since he was a slave himself, which made him experience a lot of mistreatment and sad moments that I can only imagine. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass suggests slaves were treated as less than human because of the bias reasons towards the African Americans in the 1800s which lead to slaves being mistreated and tormented physically something that the masters would not be able to understand. Douglass offers good detailed information throughout his book that turn into terrible chapters to our history. Douglass father was a white man, a white man that might have been a slave rapist since Douglas mother was a slave herself. Douglass did not meet his mother so when she died he did not feel any guilt or sadness towards her death. However, before she died she whispered in Douglass ear, “The whisper that my master was my father may or may not be true (3).” This is important because Douglass is not sure if his master was his father or not but what he does know is that even though his father was white he still had to be sold either way and follow his mother steps which is being a slave. Douglass states, “The master is frequently compelled to sell this class of
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