How Did Frederick Douglass Contribute To The Mistreatment Of Slaves

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In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave written by Frederick Douglass, the author asserts that slaves were treated no better than livestock. Douglass supports his claim by giving examples of the hardships he endured while living as a slave. Douglass’s purpose is to connect with the reader on multiple levels in order to abolish slavery. Based on the text, Douglass is writing to people with the power to achieve his goal of abolishing slavery. Douglass, a former slave, experienced the mistreatment of slaves to the worst degree. For example, Frederick watched as slave children were called like pigs and made to eat mush out of trough. “ It was put into a large wooden tray or trough, and set down the ground. The children
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