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Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

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Two articles written by Frederick Douglass after his escape from slavery about his escape.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ave-catchers generally awaited their prey, for it was not in the interior of the State, but on its borders, that these human hounds were most vigilant and active. The border lines between slavery and freedom were the dangerous ones for the fugitives. The heart of no fox or deer, with hungry hounds on his trail in full chase, could have beaten more anxiously or noisily than did mine from the time I left Baltimore till I reached Philadelphia. The passage of the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace was at that time made by ferry-boat, on board of which I met a young colored man by the name of Nichols, who came very near betraying me. He was a "hand" on the boat, but, instead of minding his business, he insisted upon knowing me, and asking me dangerous questions as to where I was going, when I was coming back, etc. I got away from my old and inconvenient acquaintance as soon as I could decently do so, and went to another part of the boat. Once across the river, I encount. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book offers a real window on a dark chapter of American history.

Douglass had personally experienced much suffering due to the intolerant racial attitudes held by so many white people at that time. He had felt the skin splitting sting of the plantation master’s whip and had witnessed people of h

If by "collected articles" you mean 2 articles. The first one is the story about how Douglas escaped from slavery. It is pretty eye opening if youve never read such a narrative before. Really shows you how brutal their situation is, and how ridiculously powerful and authoritarian the state was, for

Kind of reviewing the title rather than the content. The content was excellent just not enough of it. Usually a collection has more than 2 items in it. There are literally just 2 articles. I should have been more aware that there weren't very many pages so it is my own fault but it just isn't what I

I was surprised to note there were only two articles in this collection. However, both were an enlightening read. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a primer about a dark period of America's history. One that is still going on in some shape and form mostly because of idiotic political lea

Este libro me fue recomendado por una abogada. Desde la primera leída, me generó sentimientos de impotencia, angustia, ansiedad. No por la visión de Frederick, sino por la sociedad que lo defenestraba, lo ignoraba, lo acechaba, lo invisibilizaba.
Nacido esclavo, no luchó por su raza (este es mi punt

The title is a bit misleading as it only contains two articles. If you've never read anything on Frederick Douglass, then I think it's a good place to start due to its brevity (the first article, not so much the second).

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