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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter 11 - Frederick Douglass

... York, I again changed my name to "Frederick Johnson," and thought that would be the last change. But when I got to New Bedford, I found it necessary again to change my name. The reason of this necessity was, that there were so ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Chapter 10 - Frederick Douglass

... it would be unsafe to deprive them of it. This will be seen by the fact, that the slaveholders like to have their slaves spend those days just in such a manner as to make them as glad of their ending ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 19) - Frederick Douglass

... get out of prison; but I had no faith in the story that this friend of Capt. Auld would emancipate me, at the end of the time indicated. Besides, I never had heard of his having a friend in Alabama, and I took the ...

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 22) - Frederick Douglass

... , after all, I might be a party to a second attempt to recapture him. Under the inspiration of this thought, I must suppose it was, he gave signs of a wish to get rid of me, and soon left me ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 24) - Frederick Douglass

... . Some of my uncompromising anti-slavery friends in this country failed to see the wisdom of this arrangement, and were not pleased that I consented to it, even by my silence. They thought it a violation of anti-slavery principles?conceding a right ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 17) - Frederick Douglass

... argument just then) and he entreated me, with flashing eyes, to try this. If it did me no good, it could do me no harm, and it would cost me nothing, any way. Sandy was so earnest, and so confident ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter 1 - Frederick Douglass

... venture out till long after the bloody transaction was over. I expected it would be my turn next. It was all new to me. I had never seen any thing like it before. I had always lived with my grandmother on the outskirts ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Chapter 9 - Frederick Douglass

... county, and there experienced religion. I indulged a faint hope that his conversion would lead him to emancipate his slaves, and that, if he did not do this, it would, at any rate, make him more kind and humane. I was disappointed in ...

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 15) - Frederick Douglass

... wisdom. After standing a few moments surveying the damage and disorder, and not without a presentiment that this trouble would draw after it others, even more distressing, I took one end of the cart body, and, by an extra outlay of strength, I lifted ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 25) - Frederick Douglass

... in the American Union. I mean, however, not to argue, but simply to state my views. It would require very many pages of a volume like this, to set forth the arguments demonstrating the unconstitutionality and the complete illegality of slavery in ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 18) - Frederick Douglass

... wicked man?so called in distinction from church members?could hire hands more easily than this brute. When sent out to find a home, a slave would never enter the gates of the preacher Weeden, while a sinful sinner needed a hand. Be have ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 21) - Frederick Douglass

... slaves this privilege, and it is the practice, also, in New Orleans. A slave who is considered trustworthy, can, by paying his master a definite sum regularly, at the end of each week, dispose of his time as he likes. It so ...

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? - Frederick Douglass

... ; I cannot. The time for such argument is passed. At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation?s ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach ...

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 11) - Frederick Douglass

... FOR LIFE. To my bondage I saw no end. It was a terrible reality, and I shall never be able to tell how sadly that thought chafed my young spirit. Fortunately, or unfortunately, about this time in my life, I had made enough money ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 14) - Frederick Douglass

... him to get his farm tilled with very little expense, compared with what it would have cost him without this most extraordinary reputation. Some slaveholders thought it an advantage to let Mr. Covey have the government of their slaves a year ...

West India Emancipation (Speech) - Frederick Douglass

... in the United States. Into his little soul the thought of God as our common Father, and of man our common Brother has never entered. To such a soul as that, this celebration cannot but be exceedingly distasteful. But sarcasm aside ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 9) - Frederick Douglass

... recollections of serious matters, I date the entertainment of something like an ineffaceable conviction, that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and this conviction, like a word of living faith, strengthened me through the darkest ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 16) - Frederick Douglass

... , attended with extreme dizziness, and trembling in every limb. Finding what was coming, and feeling it would never do to stop work, I nerved myself up, and staggered on until I fell by the side ...

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 4) - Frederick Douglass

... dealt a blow with its edge which left a shocking gash on his arm, near the wrist. For this, old master did sharply rebuke her, and threatened that if she ever should do the like again, he would take the skin off ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 5) - Frederick Douglass

... a part of the man. Were slaveholders to listen to complaints of this sort against the overseers, the luxury of owning large numbers of slaves, would be impossible. It would do away with the office of overseer, entirely; or, in other ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 23) - Frederick Douglass

... was an old story to me; and to go through with it night after night, was a task altogether too mechanical for my nature. "Tell your story, Frederick," would whisper my then revered friend, William Lloyd Garrison, as I stepped upon the ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter 3 - Frederick Douglass

... boast his ability to buy and sell Jacob Jepson. Mr. Jepson's slaves would boast his ability to whip Colonel Lloyd. These quarrels would almost always end in a fight between the parties, and those that whipped were supposed to have gained ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter 8 - Frederick Douglass

... , and was still receiving them, and the thought of leaving them was painful indeed. I was leaving, too, without the hope of ever being allowed to return. Master Thomas had said he would never let me return again. The barrier betwixt ...

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 2) - Frederick Douglass

... , where the people came often in large numbers to get their corn ground. It was a watermill; and I never shall be able to tell the many things thought and felt, while I sat on the bank and watched that mill, and the ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 7) - Frederick Douglass

... -trader at that time. Before selling him, however, Mr. L. tried what giving William a whipping would do, toward making things smooth; but this was a failure. It was a compromise, and defeated itself; for, immediately after the infliction, the heart-sickened colonel atoned ...

Excerpt from Chapter X of his Narrative - Frederick Douglass

... afterwards, that I spent with Mr. Covey, he never laid the weight of his finger upon me in anger. He would occasionally say, he didn?t want to get hold of me again. ?No,? thought I, ?you need not; for you will come ...

My Bondage and My Freedom (Chap. 3) - Frederick Douglass

... to receive the joyous reward afforded by the intelligent smiles of her child. I never think of this terrible interference of slavery with my infantile affections, and its diverting them from their natural course, without feelings to which I can give no ...

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