Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. From there events took on a life of their own and the situation devolved into a full-blown war which lasted a little shy of four years. Even these people, however, do not dispute the moral illegitimacy of forming a country for the express purpose of brutalizing, subjugating, and exploiting other people. The American Civil War "only" killed ,
After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings.
In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.
He described his experiences as a slave in his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slavewhich became a bestseller, and was influential in promoting the cause of abolition, as was his second book, My Bondage and My Freedom After the Civil WarDouglass remained an active campaigner against slavery and wrote his last autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.
First published in and revised inthree years before his death, it covered events during and after the Civil War. Douglass also actively supported women's suffrageand held several public offices.
He was also a believer in dialogue and in making alliances across racial and ideological divides, and in the liberal values of the U. When radical abolitionists, under the motto "No Union With Slaveholders", criticized Douglass' willingness to dialogue with slave owners, he famously replied: Blight in his biography of Douglass.
After escaping to the North years later, he took the surname Douglass, having already dropped his two middle names. He later wrote of his earliest times with his mother: My mother and I were separated when I was but an infant It [was] common custom, in the part of Maryland from which I ran away, to part children from their mothers at a very early age.
I do not recollect ever seeing my mother by the light of day. She would lie down with me, and get me to sleep, but long before I waked she was gone. At the age of six, he was separated from his grandmother and moved to the Wye House plantationwhere Aaron Anthony worked as overseer.
He felt himself lucky to be in the city, where he said slaves were almost freemen, compared to those on plantations. Douglass described her as a kind and tender-hearted woman, who treated him "as she supposed one human being ought to treat another". He later often said, "knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom.
In later years, Douglass credited The Columbian Oratoran anthology that he discovered at about age twelve, with clarifying and defining his views on freedom and human rights. The book, first published inis a classroom reader, containing essays, speeches and dialogues, to assist students in learning reading and grammar.
When Douglass was hired out to William Freeland, he taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly Sunday school. As word spread, the interest among slaves in learning to read was so great that in any week, more than 40 slaves would attend lessons.
For about six months, their study went relatively unnoticed. While Freeland remained complacent about their activities, other plantation owners became incensed about their slaves being educated. One Sunday they burst in on the gathering, armed with clubs and stones, to disperse the congregation permanently.
Thomas Auld sent Douglass to work for Edward Coveya poor farmer who had a reputation as a "slave-breaker". He whipped Douglass regularly, and nearly broke him psychologically. The sixteen-year-old Douglass finally rebelled against the beatings, however, and fought back. After Douglass won a physical confrontation, Covey never tried to beat him again.
Inhe tried to escape from his new master Covey, but failed again. InDouglass met and fell in love with Anna Murraya free black woman in Baltimore about five years older than he. Her free status strengthened his belief in the possibility of gaining his own freedom.
Murray encouraged him and supported his efforts by aid and money. On September 3,Douglass successfully escaped by boarding a train from the newly merged Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad P.
The area where he boarded was a short distance east of the previous temporary P. This depot was replaced by the historic President Street Stationconstructed —; it was noted as a site of other slave escapes along one of many routes of the famous " Underground Railroad " and during the Civil War.
Young Douglass reached Havre de Grace, Marylandin Harford Countyin the northeast corner of the state, along the southwest shore of the Susquehanna Riverwhich flowed into the Chesapeake Bay.
Although this placed him some 20 miles from the free state of Pennsylvania, it was easier to travel through Delaware, another slave state. Dressed in a sailor's uniform provided to him by Murray, who also gave him part of her savings to cover his travel costs, he carried identification papers and protection papers that he had obtained from a free black seaman.
From there, because the rail line was not yet completed, he went by steamboat along the Delaware River further northeast to the "Quaker City" of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, an anti-slavery stronghold. His entire journey to freedom took less than 24 hours.
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