I Had A Great Deal Of Leisure Time Essay

1156 Words Nov 25th, 2014 5 Pages
“As to my own treatment while I lived on Colonel Lloyd’s planation, it was very similar to that of the other slave children. I was not old enough to work in the field, and there being little else than field work to do. I had a great deal of leisure time.” Fredrick Douglass a former black slave that was born on 1818-1895. He was born into slavery and his mother was barely in his life because she died while he was very young, also his father was assumed to be one of his plantation owners while he was a slave. When he first moved to Baltimore due to being sold and by the new owners of Fredrick Douglass, more specifically the owner’s wife Sofia Auld taught Douglass the Alphabet. The owner eventually found out and forbade Sophia from teaching him anymore, but Fredrick found other was of learning through interactions with white children in the neighborhood. Eventually, Fredrick Douglass was able to escape slavery with the help of Anna Murray. He escaped to New York and met up with an abolitionist David Ruggles and soon Murray met up with Fredrick Douglass and got married. Eventually in 1845 Fredrick Douglass was able to print his first autobiography called the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”. The treatment of Fredrick Douglass as a young slave shows the life of a slave at his age and how it varies depending in each slave. At the start of Chapter 5, Fredrick Douglass talks about his life on Colonel Lloyd’s planation. At this point, Fredrick…

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