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Frederick Douglass - The Man - College Term Papers

Frederick Douglass - The Man


On an unknown date in 1817, on a slave plantation in Tuckahoe Maryland,
Frederick August Washington Bailey was born. Frederick was raised in a house
on the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven,
like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a young
child he would wonder why he was a slave, and why everyone can't be equal.
His thoughts frequently came back to him, leaving him with a great hatred for
slavery. In 1836, Frederick had finally had enough of his imprisonment, and
attempted an escape with many other slaves. The escape was not successful,
Frederick and the other slaves were sent to work in a shipyard hauling crates.
Frederick ...

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The opponents of Frederick
believed that he was never a slave, because of his great speaking skills
and knowledge. In response to this, Frederick wrote his life story in his
book _Life and Times of Frederick Douglass_. Frederick made a fatal mistake
though, he had used the name of his old master on the slave plantation. Upon
learning of this, his old master sent slave catchers to New England to bring
him back. Fearing a life of slavery again, Frederick fled to England. Here
in England, he gave many lectures on the abolitionists movement, and earned
sufficient funds to buy his freedom in America. In 1847, Frederick became the
"station master" of the Underground Railroad in Rochester, New York. Here
he also began publishing his anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star. During
these publishing years, Frederick became good friends with John Brown. John
had a vision of training groups of men to help slaves escape via the
Underground Railroad. However, in 1859, ...

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Added: 11/19/2008 11:53:14 AM
Category: Biographies
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