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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Review À PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ 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 autobiographBorn 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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Of 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. My copybook was the board fence brick wall and pavement; my pen and ink was a lump of chalk With these I learned mainly how to writeAs with Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl I feel as though I should start by reiterating these simple truths about the narrative Yes Douglass did write this book himself; No he was not against Christianity only a staunch opponent of hypocritical Christians; No he did not promote hatred of man his hate was of slavery The hearth is desolate The children the unconscious children who once sang and danced in her presence are gone She gropes her way in the darkness of age for a drink of water Instead of the voices of her children she hears by day the moans of the dove and by night the screams of the hideous owl All is gloom The grave is at the door This is Douglass' grandmother he speaks of the woman who after raising generations of her master's family after increasing her master's wealth by training generations of her family she is sent out into the woods in her old age to live her remaining years alone while her family is taken away from her and sold After all she is of no use to him nowThe I embrace slave narratives the I learn that the good ones always teach new things the big screen hasn't fully capitalized upon So this one again highlighted the horrific chaining and whipping of slave women who stirred jealousy within their slave owners but it goes a step further into showing how the wives of slave owners were also brutal murderers and slave beaters We don't see this highlighted too often just as we don't see this too often those black slave women given the separate concubine's houses in the country where the children were raised I tried to envision how a slave like Douglass could ever become close to a woman after viewing the treatment of his mother aunt and grandmother later his wife and daughter will die before he did How could generations of black families survive let alone thrive in such environments In that case why expect this narrative to be anything less than the brutally honest passionate indignant pathos that it is Douglass lived with siblings but didn't even see them as family always wanting to get away always seeking freedom always distrusting of others He saw education as his ticket out of slavery but once he became educated he realized how much of a burden it was I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing It had given me a view of my wretched condition without the remedyin moments of agony I envied my fellow slaves for their stupidity I have often wished myself a beastanything no matter what to get rid of thinking After the publication of this book he feared for this identity so he fled to Europe because of The Fugitive Slave Act; still he spoke against slavery He didn't believe in revealing too many secrets of his escape at times even referring to how the underground railway had become the uppergroundrailway or of the abolitionists and teenage friends who helped educate him I read this years ago but once I started reading the language and tone lured me and kept me involved until the end To read this American classic and historical treasure I suggest the Barnes and Noble Classics Edition for the great notes and letters from abolitionists the time outline and scholarly introduction and notations

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassCtivist 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. Excellent It’s an end in itself of course but I’m also reading as a kind of preface to Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River Jesmyn Ward’s Sing Unburied Sing and as an afterword to David M Oshinsky’s Worse Than Slavery Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice The writing is marvelous On to My Bondage and My Freedom