Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass And Slavery

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In 1845, Frederick Douglass reveals his experience as a slave in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Slaveholders laid a cover of mental darkness over the slaves for centuries. The slaves were taunted physically, socially, and intellectually. Slaves were beaten savagely during this peculiar time. Aunt Hester was physically beaten until” warm, red blood”, said Douglass, fell from her body. She was humiliated by Colonel Lloyd, because she was not present when he requested her. Frederick Douglass described the scene to be, “horror stricken.” This was his first exposure to the gruesome backlash of slavery. Murdering a slave was socially different than murdering anyone else. It was known during this time that ,”it was worth a half-cent
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