Frederick was simply stronger than Mr Covey and would not take him whipping him

Frederick was simply stronger than mr covey and would

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without a fight from him. Frederick was simply stronger than Mr. Covey and would not take him whipping him or treating him poor without a fight or resistance. It was a turning point because Frederick used to pray to God to free him of the chains that the slaveholders had so tightly around him. “The holidays are part and parcel of the gross fraud, wrong, and inhumanity of slavery.” Masters make the holidays difficult for slaves. They want to disgust them with freedom. “For instance, the slaveholders not only like to see the slave drink of his own accord but will adopt
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Life of Frederick Douglass 4 various plans to make him drunk.” The slaveholders make bets on their slaves to see who can drink the most. Then eventually, when the slave asks for freedom the slaveholders explain why the slave will have no freedom because he does not know how to control himself when given freedom. Frederick Douglass did not want to tell how he escaped because it might prevent slaves to escape the same way. Frederick Douglass wanted them to be all free by any circumstances, but he could not tell how he wanted to. He despised how people talked about the underground railroad. The underground railroad was very well known to the public and made it very difficult for the slaves to escape through this way. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass had a very profound impact on the abolitionist movement in antebellum America in several ways. Douglass first hears the word abolition when he lived in Baltimore soon, he finds out what it is and learns more about it. “If a slave ran away and succeeded in getting clear, or if a slave killed his master, set fire to a barn, or did anything very wrong in the mind of a slaveholder, it was spoken of as the fruit of abolition.”
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