Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, written by himself, was published in 1845. Frederick Douglass is one of the most celebrated writers in the African American literary history, and his first autobiography is one of the most widely read slave narratives. Douglass tells his life from young to old and what he endured growing up. He shares major events that happened that involved history. It took many hardships for Douglass to become as successful as he did but he made it. Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland, though he did not know the year, most slaves were not allowed to know their ages. Douglass’ mother was Harriet Bailey, daughter of Isaac and Betsey Bailey. He knew only that his father was a white man, though many people say that his master was his father. Douglass was separated from his mother at birth and was raised by a slave woman who was much too old to work in the fields. Soon later his mother died from illness but Douglass was not allowed to attend her funeral. Douglass first master was Captain Anthony, they lived on the “Great House Farm” plantation of Colonel Edward Lloyd. He didn 't really do much because he was still young and children weren 't strong enough to work in the fields so they had more free time. In 1825, Douglass was selected to go to Baltimore to live with Captain Anthony’s son‑in‑law’s brother, Hugh Auld. He felt that being transferred to live with the
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