Slavery In Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Slavery was as much a part of life in the 1800’s as technology has become in today’s world. All the brutal beatings, mistreatment, and horrid conditions for the slaves was the norm in the past. Luckily, there were many significant historical reforms and changes made by the government to remove slavery in America. In, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, the reader is exposed to the slaves preception of slavery, through various anecdotes. Upon reading, one may ponder how slavery in America would be today, if it was never abolished. The devastating elements of slavery would have continued for a great deal of time, if the Civil War had gone in the South’s favor.
There were a variety of ways prior to the Civil War in which slaves and abolitionist attempted to exterminate slavery through the South. The Civil War would stand as a critical determination point that ultimately would decide the fate of the slaves, whether it be the freedom or the containment of those slaves. Though slave rebellions, and opposition to authority were common in the antebellum south, slavery would have lasted for a greater length if the South had been victorious in the Civil War. If the South succeeded in victory, one can believe that this would have been a great downfall for the slaves and abolitionist who worked relentlessly to free the slaves. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave portrays the mounting tensions of the slaves on Frederick Douglass’s
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