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Frederick Douglas Views on Slavery Slavery was a negative thing for the whole of American society Men women and families alike No one person or sex was worse off than the other Slavery was a horrible monstrosity for mankind What I am about to tell you was found in the personal narrative of Frederick Douglass Douglass has first hand knowledge of these unethical crimes against the black race since he himself was a slave owned by many different masters Douglass is a very credible foundation for knowledge when it comes to slavery and the mistreating of slaves In his autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American slave Douglass shows that a strict and unfair set of rules was used to enslave black men and women and their families in the 19th Century Douglass explains that most slave owners didnt take pity on any preferred sex Women didnt get any pardons when it came to getting whipped for not doing day to day duties and sometimes just talking or looking out of place He also stated that there was one master in particular that he remembered very vividly A Mr Plummer who Frederick claimed to be a miserable drunkard would always be armed with a cowskin and a heavy cudgel and took delight in whipping men and women until they screamed and then was invigorated by the screams and kept going until he himself grew tired from the beating So neither men nor women were safe from violent whippings Families werent safe from these regulations either As Frederick also pointed out it was a common custom to part children from their mothers at a very early age Frequently before the child has reached its twelfth month This is a very unnerving thought He went on to say that this technique was used to erase all forms of affection between mothers and children making them sort of like cattle
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