A review of the book my bondage and my freedom

It has been said in this Introduction, that Mr. Next The embedded audio player requires a modern internet browser. This paper, in addition to its power in holding up the hands of those to whom it is especially devoted, also affords irrefutable evidence of the justice, safety and practicability of Immediate Emancipation; it further proves the immense loss which slavery inflicts on the land while it dooms such energies as his to the hereditary degradation of slavery.

It has been said of Mr.

My bondage and my freedom

How she acquired this knowledge, I know not, for Tuckahoe is the last place in the world where she would be apt to find facilities for learning.

Covey, and to wrench himself from the embrace of the Garrisonians, and which has borne him through many resistances to the personal indignities offered him as a colored man, sometimes becomes a hyper-sensitiveness to such assaults as men of his mark will meet with, on paper.

Was there ever a time when this was not so? Douglass had raised himself by his own efforts to the highest position in society. He was about the age when the younger Pitt entered the House of Commons; like Pitt, too, he stood up a born orator.

Had he remained longer in slavery—had he fretted under bonds until the ripening of manhood and its passions, until the drear agony of slave-wife and slave-children had been piled upon his already bitter experiences—then, not only would his own history have had another termination, but the drama of American slavery would have been essentially varied; for I cannot resist the belief, that the boy who learned to read and write as he did, who taught his fellow slaves these precious acquirements as he did, who plotted for their mutual escape as he did, would, when a man at bay, strike a blow which would make slavery reel and stagger.

Why are some people slaves, and others masters? The strength, affluence and terseness may easily be accounted for, because the style of a man is the man; but how are we to account for that rare polish in his style of writing, which, most critically examined, seems the result of careful early culture among the best classics of our language; it equals if it does not surpass the style of Hugh Miller, which was the wonder of the British literary public, until he unraveled the mystery in the most interesting of autobiographies.

It must have been a grand burst of eloquence! Impressive seems such a shallow word. Rarely have a come across a person whose moral fiber I admire more John Adams being the other historical figure that jumps to mind.

In this, he was, and still remains today, immensely successful. Whilst the schools might have trained him to the exhibition of the formulas of deductive[16] logic, nature and circumstances forced him into the exercise of the higher faculties required by induction.

After all, abolitionist or not, many whites would have considered any attack upon their race as a group to be on some level very distasteful.

Narrative of the Life, My Bondage and My Freedom

The side view of her face is imaged on my memory, and I take few steps in life, without feeling her presence; but the image is mute, and I have no striking words of hers treasured up. So far as his self-relying and independent character would permit, he became, after the strictest sect, a Garrisonian.

Slaves are overworked and exhausted, receive little food, few articles of clothing, and no beds. More Essay Examples on Abolitionism Rubric Instead, perhaps because of his education and natural intelligence, coupled with a keen awareness of public sensibility, he refrained from attacking those responsible for using slaves, as well as those responsible for supporting the institution, itself.

To no man did the people more widely nor more earnestly say, "Tell me thy thought! Douglass, with the following: After some reflection, he frankly answered, "I must admit, although sorry to do so, that the Caucasian predominates.

Douglass discusses soured race relations on the job in the ship yard. After, being beaten and degraded daily he did something other slave would have never fathomed— he stood up and fought back.

Raymond is a first class graduate of Dartmouth, a rising politician, ranking foremost in the legislature; of course, his ideal of oratory must be of the most polished and finished description.

Had I been in his position, I am not sure I could have been so charitable with my outlook. During the past winter——very frequent mention of Frederick Douglass was made under this head in the daily papers; his name glided as often—this week from Chicago, next week from Boston—over the lightning wires, as the name of any other man, of whatever note.

I can imagine it must have been really difficult for him to write this, to relive all his pain, but he was the perfect person to do so, being as intelligent and observant as he was. Douglass refrains from describing the details of his escape in order to protect the safety of future slaves who may attempt the journey.

This is the proper place to remark of our author, that the same strong self-hood, which led him to measure strength with Mr. It is not too much to say, that he formed a complement which they needed, and they were a complement equally necessary to his "make-up.

Retrieved September 29,from http: At his daily labor he went with a will; with keen, well set eye, brawny chest, lithe figure, and fair sweep of arm, he would have been king among calkers, had that been his mission. As a successful editor, in our land, he occupies this position.

They will forgive me for reminding them that the term "Caucasian" is dropped by recent writers on Ethnology; for the people about Mount Caucasus, are, and have ever been, Mongols.

With that prompt and truthful perception which has led their sisters in all ages of the world to gather at the feet and support the hands of reformers, the gentlewomen of England were foremost to encourage and strengthen him to carve out for himself a path fitted to his powers and energies, in the life-battle against slavery and caste to which he was pledged.

As an orator and thinker, his position is equally high, in the opinion of his countrymen. My Bondage and My Freedom. Master would keep this lacerated young woman tied up in this horrid situation our or five hours at a time. A visit to England, inthrew Mr.Narrative of the Life, My Bondage and My Freedom has 75, ratings and 3, reviews.

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