Essays Tagged: "Frederick Douglass"

Frederick Douglass

On an unknown date in 1817, on a slave plantation in Tuckahoe Maryland,Frederick August Washington Bailey was born. Frederick was raised in a houseon the plantation with a ... useon the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven,like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a youngchild he would wonder why he was a slave, and why ... qual.His thoughts frequently came back to him, leaving him with a great hatred forslavery. In 1836, Frederick had finally had enough of his imprisonment, andattempted an escape with many other slaves. ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Frederick Douglass' Dream for Freedom

The Civil War was really a war between European-AmericansFrederick Douglass' Dream for EqualityAbolition stopped Frederick Douglass dead in his tracks and fo ... at war to the Emancipation of the slaves than Mr. Garrison and the American Anti-Slavery Society." (Frederick Douglass, Monthly of March 1862).Raising the free black regiments for service in the Union ... to give blacks a sturdy claim on the state and prove that they were citizens of the United States. Frederick Douglass was extremely active, and his own sons were the first recruits from New York. In ...

(5 pages) 196 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Frederick Douglass And Slavery

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most distinguished and influential black leaders of the nineteenth centur ...

(3 pages) 148 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Learning and Teaching through Experience. Speaks of "Narrative of the Life of an American Slave" by Frederick Douglass

Learning and Teaching Through ExperienceFrederick Douglass, a man who searched beyond what he saw with his eyes alone, a man who actually ut ... g forth this benefit.To most, education is something taught, something told, or something heard. To Frederick Douglass, education was an experience, something learned, and most importantly, something ... sought for these tools, found ways to learn, and utilized what he had to take himself further. When Frederick learned the alphabet with the help of one of his master's wife, it gave him something to b ...

(4 pages) 128 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Frederick Douglass , The father of the civil rights movement

Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Baileynear Easton in Talbot ... elp of friends--escaped to from slavery to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In New Bedford he discovered the newspaper of the leading white abolitionist Wil ... tor that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Douglass' great speaking ability soon became the major drawing card at meetings ...

(2 pages) 146 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Frederick Douglass' writings. Reflected many American views that were influenced

Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were influencedby national division ... ery successful abolitionist who changed America'sviews of slavery through his writings and actions. Frederick Douglass had manyachievements throughout his life. Douglass was born a slave in 1817, in M ... reaten him. He returnedafter several months, and aided in Abraham Lincoln's campaign for president. FrederickDouglass had many other achievements, mainly political, before dying in 1895, inWashington, ...

(7 pages) 313 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

African-American Troops in the Civil War, The 54th Massachusetts

nnsylvania. Amongst its recruits was Lewis N. Douglass, son of thefamous ex-slave and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.After a period of recruiting and training, the unit proceeded to the Department o ...

(6 pages) 81 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Frederick Douglas, one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement

Frederick Douglass has been considered one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement, whi ... ack speakers. Douglass also served as an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Frederick Douglass fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting right ... runaway slaves and helped transport them to safe areas in the United States. (Nichols 25). This was Frederick's first encounter with the underground railroad. Douglass was transported to New Bedford, ...

(10 pages) 230 1 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglass thought of the Civil War as an unnecessary way of ending slavery but also thought ... er to enlist African-American's from the North of New York as soldiers to fight for their freedoms. Frederick Douglass has taken a major part in the freedom of the slaves of the South.Frederick August ... ss' mother worked all day in cornfields by their home. Douglass' Grandmother, Betsy Bailey, watched Frederick until he was capable of working on his own. When Douglass and his grandmother set out to t ...

(3 pages) 148 0 4.1 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Do you think Frederick Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom is authentic? If so, how do you explain the inconsistancies between his three autobiographies?

Fact or Fiction: You Decide!I believe the book, My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass is an authentic retelling of his life. It is the story of a boy who was born a sl ... to stand up in my own defense." (Douglass, pg. 242) escaped slavery, and started his own newspaper. Frederick Douglass became a very important abolitionist and titled, "the representative colored man ... rtant abolitionist and titled, "the representative colored man of the United States." (Gates, pg.1) Frederick Douglass was living his American Dream, which means to him freedom, equality, and happines ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.0 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

African-American Literary History, Martin Delaney's The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered

n encouraged blacks to submit to the white society and tolerate mistreatment to further their cause.Frederick Douglass shared Delaney's views on absurdity of Christian slave owners. Douglass and Delan ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Learning to Read and Write, by Fred Douglas

"Life Experiences that we have in Common"In "Learning to Read and Write" by Frederick Douglass, Douglass describes the hardships of his life. Even though my life experiences ar ... gh my life experiences are different from Douglass in many ways, they are similar in many respects. Frederick Douglas lived through slavery, and in my lifetime I lived through the ends of the Cold War ... ich a person's right is being more and more protected, for example the Civil Rights Act of 1991. In Frederick Douglass's life they were many new regulations that modified the effects of slavery.Freder ...

(3 pages) 144 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Response paper on Fredrick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an African American born in Maryland. There is no accurate record of his age ... t I found inspirational was how his intelligence helped him through the hardships he faced in life. Frederick always wanted to learn about everything. When he was a slave, he would socialize with the ... rst for knowledge didn't stop here. He wanted to learn as much as he possibly could before he died. Frederick had often thought about killings himself to escape his life of slavery. Then he thought to ...

(1 pages) 86 2 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

1 page response to "incidents in the life of a slave girl" by harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs was born into a family of African American slaves. Unlike Frederick Douglass, she was not taken away from her parents when she was born. Her parents tried to ...

(1 pages) 207 2 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Ida B. Wells and her crusade against lynching. Includes information about the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments and the Enforcement Acts.

ses killed. During this time, there were many lynchings and unfortunately, it was very common then. Frederick Douglass once said in a speech, "If there is no struggle there is no progress.... This str ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Civil War heroes including Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Walt Whitman. Description of their influence on the war and their occupations.

from firsthand experience. Some people who expressed emotion through their writings or opinions are Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and Robert E. Lee.Frederick Douglass, a former slave who had escap ... ed autobiographies from his days of slavery. His most famous writings were Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas and My Bondage and My Freedom. His feelings about slavery are very clear, "My feel ...

(2 pages) 81 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Self deception, comparison between Sorrows of Young Werther and Frederick Douglass.

aracter that came in contact with several people who deceived themselves for one reason or another. Frederick Douglass came in contact with more people who made false reasons for them to believe in so ... inishes. This shows that our society is more focused on the individual than the whole on this topic.Frederick Douglass grew up many years ago in a society where slaves were a major part of culture. He ...

(7 pages) 62 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"A Pair pf Silk Stockings" written by Kate Chopin.

alize what problems she faces and how she overcomes them. In "The Battle with Mr. Covey" written by Frederick the main character is Frederick Douglass. He is a middle aged black man who is a slave to ... Although it can mean a wrong doing, Mrs. Sommers gives into her desires and gets what she wants.Mr. Frederick Douglass was a man who was a slave, he had no rights and had to obey his owners at all tim ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A review of the movie "Glory".

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the famous abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.The movie starts off with a war scene where Robert Gould Shaw (played by Mathew B ... s. Here it is announced that there shall be an all black volunteer regiment formed with the help of Frederick Douglass, and Robert Shaw has been nominated for colonel. At first, it seems like Shaw is ...

(2 pages) 123 4 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Synthesis Essay - Comparison between Frederick Douglass and Jon Krakauer

ination to stop at nothing to achieve thosedreams. Although the two individuals Chris McCandlessand Frederick Douglass lived in different time periods,and grew up in totally different environments, th ... k, but he would not allowhimself to fail. This is the same type of determinationthat can be seen in Frederick Douglass.Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Tuckahoe,Maryland during the early 1800's. ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors