Frederick Douglass Book Review Essay

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Frederick Douglass was a highly respected abolitionist, reformist, as well as civil and women’s rights leader. Douglass was apparently born on plantation in Talbot County, Maryland around the years 1816-1818. He dies 77 years later due to a fatal heart attack. Throughout his journey beginning from a captive slave to a well-known and esteemed activist, Douglass also changes the way Americans viewed race, slavery, rights and America’s democracy. From the 1800s, Douglass’ life and captivity along with his escape as a slave has been a widespread foundation for inspiration, motivation, knowledge and hope for decades. He wrote several autobiographies that commonly supported this foundation he created, specifically his first memoir, “Narrative of…show more content…
Douglass also drives vast attention to the false accusation that suggests the loyalty between a slave masters is stronger than the loyalty between slaves. Within the first chapter, Douglass evidently mentions the clear hypocrisy of religion, specifically with “Christian” slave owners who used their religious teachings and the Bible to justify their gruesome treatment to their slaves. Christian slave owners and their religious practice throughout is a reoccurring theme within the text of Douglass’ autobiography. In the midst of the next several chapters, Douglass begins to describe the conditions of his plantation such as brutal beatings, murder, and many others. Within the remaining text, Douglass explains his journey of escaping freedom which fueled the creation of the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”. Douglass acquired a deep passion to educate himself and other slaves, as their slave owners fought heavily to prevent slaves from obtaining any knowledge. As a result, he comes a leader throughout the population of slaves and a “trouble maker” to the handlers. Douglass thus is moved to several different plantations, and after an agreement with his owner, Hugh Ault,
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