Fredrick Douglas

Emily Kubincanek

7th period

Fredrick Douglas Essay

In the excerpt from Douglas's autobiography, he goes into detail about his early childhood as a slave. He mentions that he doesn't know where or when he was born. His mother was a slave also and he talks about her very little involvement in his life. Fredrick Douglas included details of his early childhood for the reader to see the contrasts between the life for white free children at that time and his life.

He begins the excerpt stating that he knows the general idea of how old he was, but not his exact birthday, something children who were not slaves knew. Douglas also mentions that he did not know who his father was. His ...

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her death, or burial. She was gone long before I knew anything about it,'' continuing with the theme of ignorance in Fredrick Douglas's life and many other slaves' ...

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Added: 3/2/2014 01:47:24 PM
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Category: Biographies
Type: Free Paper
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