Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Mobi ↠ 158 pages

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Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland Douglass taught himself to read and write In 1845 seven years after escaping to the North he published Narrative the first of three autobiographies This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments Time for a reread What I like about Douglass than anything else at all is his clear thinking on subject peoples He saw that the discrimination against blacks and women was from an identical stance That white men were imposing a structure of euality and entitlement that placed them at the top and everyone else far beneath them Indeed America's much lauded euality didn't apply to Blacks as they property not people It hasn't changed much in very many countries if not all but you can change the descriptive'white' to whichever group of men have ensured they are sitting at the top of the economic and social freedom tree But it is always menIn the UK where Douglass was on a speaking tour with William Wilberforce he emphasised that the emancipation of slavery had also to include that of women whose condition was also as owned property with few rights There is a uote I very much like“I asked them why when they persecute men for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women it was dismissed as tradition” The Goodreads author Emer MartinThe real reason I am going to reread this book is this wonderful reviewI love the review on here that says This book was kind of hard to get into because of the high level words used in this book In the 21st century a grown adultproduct of the USA's educational system finds the vocabulary of a self taught 19th century slave beyond their comprehension seriously? God Bless America

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassOf his early years the daily casual brutality of the white masters; his painful efforts to educate himself; his decision to find freedom or die; and his harrowing but successful escapeAn astonishing orator and a skillful writer Douglass became a newspaper editor a political a Powerful elouent and utterly moving especially considering it was written by a man who taught himself how to read and write while a slave The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass regrettably does not go into detail regarding the particulars of Douglass' escape to freedom Having written his memoirs while slavery was still ongoing he was afraid to reveal his methods for fear of endangering the lives of those who assisted him as well as potentially shutting down an avenue of escape for other slaves after him The reader must respect that and be satisfied with his well articulated descriptions of life in the south while serving under white masters

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Mobi ↠ 158 pages ñ Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland Douglass taught himself to read and write In 1845 seven years after escaping to the North he published Narrative the first of three autobiographies This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors andCtivist and an elouent spokesperson for the civil rights of African Americans He lived through the Civil War the end of slavery and the beginning of segregation He was celebrated internationally as the leading black intellectual of his day and his story still resonates in our Book Review I first read the biographical introduction about Frederick Douglass and learned many new things I knew he wrote a few autobiographies but I never knew that he spanned them over 40 years of writing and that he lived for close to 80 years I then read both the preface by Garrison and the letter to Douglas They were excellent introductions to the narrative by Frederick Douglass They set the mood and get you ready to experience a whole new set of emotions when you read Douglass’ Life of an American Slave etc It really prepares you for the glory in the words and language You realize how much Douglass meant to the enslaved people It also gives you an overwhelming sense of sullen melancholy You almost can’t believe that something like “this” happened to Douglass It is very powerful and emotional Douglass work definitely is effective It moves the reader deeply All I can say about book 1 is that I was utterly repulsed by what I read How any person could do that to another human being because their skin is a different color is absolutely hideous I was so angry that I wanted to just scream out profanities to the slaveholders Douglass’ memory and description is so vivid I could see the apple red blood drip to the floor almost like it was an IV at times when he whipped her so much there was hardly any blood left I wonder though if this was an exaggeration Garrison claims that it isn’t but it is so vile and disgusting that it can’t be real Can it? In Book 2 at least we learn that the slaves are treated a little better at times They go for a walk to the Great Farm House if they are a representative which gives them some time to themselves without the fear of a whipping They sing songs and have a little bit of fun at least although Frederick says that they never had any real joy with it not tears of joy or happiness I was so upset by this No joy and forced to go through all that they did It is horrible Also the rations they received were so minute I wonder how they ever survived In Book 3 The garden that was near the plantation was nice It would give the slaves something to look at except that it also tempted them to steal some fruit and vegetables which would result in severe punishing And all of this so far happened when Frederick was still just a child I often thought that it was just a game to see how many times they could whip a slave or get himher to do wrong It was almost as if they purposely set them up using spies etc To try and catch them in the act I think that is incredibly inhumane and awful If I have this many feelings about the narrative so far it just shoes how great an author Douglass is He is able to capture attention and make you yell out in angst against the evil masters and overseers By the end of Book 6 we learn that Douglass has learned how to read and write He has also learned what an abolitionist is He begins to see out into real life rather than the life of a slave He has been through several new masters some good and some bad Also during this time he tells the readers that it is better off to be dead than to be a black slave in 19th century America In later books we learn that it is especially horrible when you have been treated nicely as a slave and then you go to a plantation where they treat you despicably Douglass is extremely effective at showing his audience this Douglass also tells how he was shipped all over the place whenever his masters died or got tired of him I see how it becomes a game again I also see that maybe the slaves could be compared to the life of a nomad who has no one common place to stay Not an easy one to read but important to understand how bad the situation was Hearing about it or knowing of it is one thing Reading specifics is entirely another About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by