Frederick Douglass Life Under Slavery

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He shows in the narrative how whites owners of the plantations or overseers, treated plantation hands as chattels. They used violence to keep slaves ineffective, immobilized, degraded and less than humans, and maintained their status as pieces of mere property. Apart from being subjected to gruesome cruelties, blacks faced array of difficulties. Douglass portrays the difficulties of black slaves throughout his narrative. The oppression and exploitation of white masters were inevitable a life under slavery. Besides being used for monetary benefits, hunger and extreme deprivation marked their life. To reveal the agonizing experiences and difficulties of enslavement, Douglass gives detailed information about the quality as well as quantity of
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