Bookunder review: Frederick Douglass The Life and Times of FrederickDouglass.
Chaptersto read and use: First PartChapters 121 and SecondPartChapters 112. (Total of 33
Lookfor First Part and Second Part in the Table of Contents
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QUESTION:(Part 1 and Part 2) You should write both Parts as ONE PAPER in ONEFile.
Part1 (5 pages minimum)
Youwould have read that Frederick Douglass was born a slave in anisolated Maryland plantation and
thenescaped. He traveled extensively in the North and abroad and became aprominent abolitionist. He
counseledPresident Lincoln during the Civil War and influenced some of hisdecisions.
Whatenabled Frederick Douglass to escape from slavery? In answering this,you should include all the
significantpeople, experiences, incidents and books that created a desire in himto escape and gave him
theability to do so. You should also explain HOW these factorsinfluenced him. Once Douglass
escaped,he joined with abolitionists in the North and became a prominentabolitionist. What role did
heplay in the abolitionist movement in the U.S. and abroad? You shouldalso discuss his introduction
tothe world of abolitionists, his extensive work as an abolitionist athome and abroad, and his views on
thepurchase of his freedom. You should discuss his views on theConstitution. You should further
includein your answer his views on the Civil War, on Abraham Lincoln, andhis work in the Civil War.
Part2: (2 pages minimum)
Listenor read the transcript of historian Eric Foner’s interview in the NPRprogram. What similarities
doyou see between Douglass’ experiences and the experiences thatProfessor Foner discussed.
According to Foner what reasonsdid slaves give for wanting to escape? What estimate did Foner give
for the number of slaves who escaped through New York city? Whatis Foner’s opinion on the
importance of the Fugitive Slave Act?What is the source of the information in Foner’s book Gateway
toFreedom and who found it?