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Douglass — The Nature of Slavery

Douglass — The Nature of Slavery

“The very accompaniments of the slave system stamp it as the offspring of hell itself.” THE NATURE OF SLAVERY  is an extract from a lecture Douglass gave on December 1, 1850. The US would erupt into war over the issue a decade later. Read by Edison McDaniels. A presentation of EDISON Audio LLC. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818. He learned to read and write at the age of 12. He escaped to freedom at the ago of…

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Douglass — Letter to His Old Master

Douglass — Letter to His Old Master

I am your fellow man, but not your slave. Published in September 1848, Douglass ended his now historic letter to his former master, Thomas Auld, with those immortal words. The letter is presented in its entirety here. Read by Edison McDaniels. A presentation of EDISON Audio LLC. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818. He learned to read and write at the age of 12. He escaped to freedom at the ago of 20 in 1838. In addition to…

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