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Examples Of Dehumanization In Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was born in 1818 to slavery, with a black mother and a white father who was rumored to be his master. Douglass was enslaved during his entire youth and 7 years after escaping slavery; he wrote “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” which entails his horrifying experiences in slavery and his journey to ultimate freedom. Douglass was a well-known American abolitionist and activist. In his narrative, he used emotive, descriptive language in combination with personal anecdotes to appeal to his white Christian audience to expose the reality of the dehumanization that comes with slavery. Douglass refers to several different instances of dehumanization throughout his narrative. But at the beginning
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