The Life Of Frederick Douglass 's ' The Narrative Of The Life Of Fredrick Douglass '

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Due to the inhuman mistreatment of slaves in the United States many slaves like Fredrick Douglass had to escape to fight for freedom. To become abolitionists. To expose the terror and cruelties that he faced from his owners and overseers as a slave wrote in the “Narrative of the life of Fredrick Douglass.” Being a slave was difficult from the beginning. In the case of Fredrick Douglass he was a product of unwanted love. He was born into slavery with no record or “accurate knowledge of "age.”(Douglass) He was the son of Harriet Bailey, who was “…the daughter of Isaac and Betsy Bailey, both colored and quite dark”(Douglass) and a slave of Captain Anthony. He had an unknown father that gave him the “The opinion whispered that my master was my father” who is referred to as his first owner Captain Anthony. Which displays the “Separation by violence from those they loved, sexual abuse appropriation.” (270) Indicates that woman were often being rape and abused by their slaveowners. This includes Fredrick Douglass being separated from his mother and has only seen her “more than four or five” (Douglass) in his entire life. “Struggled for years to keep their children together after emancipations…forced migration and sale.” (270) Besides being born into slavery came some guesses that white owners had made. Fredrick Douglass had some guesses as well. Believed a portion of slavery was started long before and be up in Bible. He thought, “that God cursed Ham and therefore American
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