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Slavery In Abraham Lincoln's Death Of A Slave

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“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” - Abraham Lincoln. Abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass (Originally: Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) was born into slavery sometime in February of 1818 in Tuckahoe, Maryland. Also, being the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank, Author & Journalist. He died at age 77 on February 20, 1895 in Washington, D.C. This discussion is to be spoken with white slave owners, those who support the banning of slavery and slaves themselves. The two positions Douglass takes focus on how slavery corrupts the slave owners and how slavery is horrible thing for slaves.
People who defended slavery believed there were no problems in slavery and that it was perfectly safe. Many Northerners believed that freed African Americans could never blend into American society. But Douglass wanted them to understand suffering slaves went through. According to paragraph 4 “We were worked in all weathers. It was never too hot or too cold; it could never rain, blow, hail, or snow too hard for us to work in the field. Work, work, work, was scarcely more the order of the day than of the night. The longest days were too short for him, and the shortest nights too long for him. I was somewhat unmanageable when I first went there, but a few months of this discipline tamed me”. Also in Paragraph 8, “I told him as well as I could, for I scarce had strength to speak. He then gave me
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The two positions of Douglass’s that the essay will focus on is How slavery corrupts the slave owners and how slavery is horrible thing for slaves. Although, people who defended slavery believed there were no problems in slavery & slave owners not being corrupt; Frederick Douglass gives evidence that slaves were treated cruelly & unfairly as well as owning slaves corrupted the slave owner by giving them too much
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