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An American Slave by Frederick Douglass is an autobiography of his entire life One of the reasons he wrote this book was to show people that such an expressive and bright man could not have once been a slave Douglasss book describes his experience while he was a slave from his early childhood until he escaped North at the age of twenty Douglass was born in Talbot County Maryland He didnt know what year he was born but estimated that it was around 1818 Douglass was separated from his mother at birth This was a frequent practice of slave owners to try and break the natural bond between the mother and child When Douglasss mother Harriet Bailey died he was hardly affected by the news because he rarely seen her Douglasss father was a white man slaveholders usually impregnated their females slaves to increase the number of slaves they owned As a child Douglass didnt work in the fields because children werent strong enough Therefore he had free time to do other things besides tasks Sometimes he would go along wit the Colonels grandson Daniel as a servant when he went hunting Daniel in time became close to Douglass which was an advantage But Douglass still suffered because slave children were only given a long linen shirt therefore in the winter he would be really cold When Douglass was eight years old he was selected to go to Baltimore to live with Hugh Auld Douglass was not sad to leave the plantation because he had no family or any sense of home that children usually had He believes that if he had not been removed that he would still be a slave today Douglass was amazed how kind his new was unlike other white women she did not punish him for looking her in the eye But after some time her kindness turned to cruelty and she completely changed as a
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