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Is it possible for one of our times living in the free United States to be bonded in the institution of slavery One hundred and fifty years have past now since slavery was abolished The institution of slavery kept the deprivation of women legal and the learning of the mind illegal Among the slaves there could be no men or else that slave would not be a slave Frederick Douglas existed among slavery only to later on escape and gain his freedom from those who oppressed and enslaved him The masters of slaves were determined to keep their slaves ignorant so that they would not even think of freedom or the joys it Slaveholders tried to keep their slaves happy but yet under their control Douglas would not stand for this It was his intelligence bravery and determination that made Frederick Douglas a man and not a slave Frederick Douglas was born and raised a slave He had no other life in his youth The harsh conditions of the institution forced Frederick to crawl into a bag at night and sleep on the cold ground with his head in the bag and his feet outside of it This form of sleeping led his feet to be cracked with frost so badly that one could stick a pen into the gashes Douglas and the other slaves were not fed a regular allowance of food Him and the other children were called and eat coarse corn meal from a large wooden tray that was put on the ground The children would be forced to eat like pigs gathered around left over mush At the age of seven or eight years old Frederick left Colonel Lloyds a prominent slaveholder plantation to live in Baltimore Maryland with Mr Hugh Auld Mr Auld was a man who had never bonded a slave and knew very little of the keepings of them Neither did his wife who without the knowledge of
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