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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass: Summary & Explanation

my bondage and my freedom book

In 1870 Douglass launched The New National Era out of Washington, D. McDermott, with four men under his direction, was not behind, either in the abundance or in the delicacy of its contributions to the same full board. It is not within the scope of the design of my simple story, to comment upon every phase of slavery not within my experience as a slave. Douglass himself is a testament to the millions of lives that were ruined by slavery. He dedicated his life then to helping with the abolition movement as he spoke throughout Britain and the U. Nor, indeed, can I impart much knowledge concerning my parents. Like other slaves, I cannot tell how old I am.

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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

my bondage and my freedom book

A privilege so dangerous as that of appeal, is, therefore, strictly prohibited; and any one exercising it, runs a fearful hazard. This bread, with its ashes and bran, would disgust and choke a northern man, but it is quite liked by the slaves. The slave-boy escapes many troubles which befall and vex his white brother. It's the most complete tale of slavery from an intellectuals point of view of being in bondage that probably exists. But slaveholders never encourage that kind of communication, with the slaves, by which they might learn to measure the depths of his knowledge.

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My Bondage and My Freedom

my bondage and my freedom book

A short distance from the great house, were the stately mansions of the dead, a place of somber aspect. These are experiences, not statistics. There was the little red house, up the road, occupied by Mr. When they do exist, they are not the outgrowths of slavery, but are antagonistic to that system. This arrangement admits of the greatest license to brutal slaveholders, and their profligate sons, brothers, relations and friends, and gives to the pleasure of sin, the additional attraction of profit. Her back and shoulders were bare to the waist.


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My Bondage and My Freedom (Penguin Classics): Frederick Douglass, John David Smith: 9780140439182: i99.to: Books

my bondage and my freedom book

Nevertheless, the job allows Douglass to save some money, finally enabling him to make his escape in September 1838. He lived an additional forty 40 years, after 1855, which are not covered in this book. History is not my strong point, but this book's eloquence captivated me. Lloyd were taught in the house, by a private tutor--a Mr. What causes this behavior in human nature? Whether with a view of guarding against the escape of its secrets, I know not, but it is a fact; that every leaf and grain of the produce of this plantation, and those of the neighboring farms belonging to Col.

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Frederick Douglass, 1818

my bondage and my freedom book

He eventually escaped slavery and became a great orator in the fight to abolish slavery. From the mill we could see other objects of deep interest. But she always had to walk one way or the other. A visit to England, in 1845, threw Mr. I have learned the mindset of today's African Americans. Which separated him from his family, brothers and sisters? I chose to rate this book with five stars because it was informative and eloquently written.


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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

my bondage and my freedom book

It has been said of Mr. With so many sources of interest around me, the reader may be prepared to learn that I began to think very highly of Col. When he describes his younger years on the plantation his mother died and his aunt ester was whipped. She was a good nurse, and a capital hand at making nets for catching shad and herring; and these nets were in great demand, not only in Tuckahoe, but at Denton and Hillsboro, neighboring villages. Accordingly, the tenderest affection which a beneficent Father allows, as a partial compensation to the mother for the pains and lacerations of her heart, incident to the maternal relation, was, in my case, diverted from its true and natural object, by the envious, greedy, and treacherous hand of slavery. Lloyd, belong to him; and those which do not, are owned by personal friends of his, as deeply interested in maintaining the slave system, in all its rigor, as Col. The tops of the stately poplars were often covered with the red-winged black-birds, making all nature vocal with the joyous life and beauty of their wild, warbling notes.

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Penguin Classics): Frederick Douglass, John David Smith: 9780140439182: i99.to: Books

my bondage and my freedom book

The strength, affluence and terseness may easily be accounted for, because the style of a man is the man; but how are we to account for that rare polish in his style of writing, which, most critically examined, seems the result of careful early culture among the best classics of our language; it equals if it do not surpass the style of Hugh Miller, which was the wonder of the British literary public, until he unraveled the mystery in the most interesting of autobiographies. The end of the book contained many of his speeches, but the highlight of the book for me was his story of his life in bondage. Besides two other coachmen, Col. Eastern Shore men usually pronounce the word took, as tuck; Took-a-hoe, therefore, is, in Maryland parlance, Tuckahoe. William Lloyd Garrison, who was happily present, writes thus of Mr.

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Chapter 1: Childhood

my bondage and my freedom book

And for this special mission, his plantation education was better than any he could have acquired in any lettered school. The counsels of her love must have been beneficial to me. So many of us today fail to realize how much we have been affected by this event in history, and what it meant to people more than 100 years ago. All this hurry, noise, and singing was very different from the stillness of Tuckahoe. Nelly--as I have said--was the mother of five children; three of them were present, and though quite small, from seven to ten years old, I should think, they gallantly came to their mother's defense, and gave the overseer an excellent pelting with stones.


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