Fredrick Douglas's Viewpoint: The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglas

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Lovepreet Singh History 1000 Fall 2015 Response Paper No. 3 Fredrick Douglas’s Viewpoint The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas provides us with a Douglas’s first person viewpoint on his life. Douglas was half white and half black born in Tuckahoe Maryland a black woman and a white man. While, Douglas didn’t really know how is father was, but had overheard that his father might have been his master, who he consider was a rapist. Even though, he was born as a slave, Douglas educated himself against all the hideous odds, and with his education he was able to state that immorality of slavery and stated the reasons for its abolishment. Fredrick Douglas thinks slavery is something that hurts both black and white Americans and his main…show more content…
He stated how some of the people in the south, especially the African Americans did not know their own birthdays or have any other information about their past that they could relate too. Most of the African American children didn’t know who their fathers were because they were white men, who didn’t give the kids their name or any rights. Parents and children were often separated from each other, which was the reason why they hardly knew any of their family members. In his autobiography Douglass states that his grandmother, who had worked for many generations of the Anthony family, was sent to the forest to die alone; which was dehumanizing to him because the person who worked so hard and cared so much wasn’t respected the way she should have…show more content…
Slaveholders wanted the slaves to remain inexperience in education so they didn’t fight for for their rights, which is one of the reasons why slaves had no rightful rights at all. Hence, this was the reason why there was no way to impeach anyone who killed them in the south. They had to hide their emotions and fabricate about their pleasure in order not to be killed. Douglas states that the slaves were considered as possessions of the plantation and were respected just like

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