Frederick Douglass Abolitionism And Abolition

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Abolitionist and abolition are two terms in ‘Learning to Read and Write’ that Fredrick Douglass has taken an interest into when he was a young slave. Throughout his childhood years he learned to read and write, and as he began to develop his skills he came across a word that he’s heard that brought him an interest. That word is abolition, a word that began to spread and once it reached his ears he became fascinated by them. In order for Fredrick to connect the word to a definition, he listened to the way people used it in sentences. He tried using the dictionary, but it didn’t help him, for all he found was ‘the act of abolishing’ and he did not know what the word abolish meant. But, he still looked around for the word, using references from

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