White Children In The Autobiography, By Fredrick Douglass

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In the beginning of Fredrick Douglass 's autobiography, he emphasizes how white children and slave children are treated in very different ways. For example, in the text it states that white children could tell their ages and they know when their birthday is. But on the other hand, slave children were completely opposite, they did not know their age or their birthday, because they are deprived of that information by their masters because they wanted to keep the slaves ignorant. He also emphasizes that he cares about who his father is because, according to the text, it states that there are rumors of his father being a white man and there are ideas of Douglass 's master being his birth father. Douglass emphasizes, that how when children are
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