Frederick Douglass

Book under review: Frederick Douglass The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.   Chapters to read and use: First Part—Chapters 1—21 and Second Part—Chapters 1—12. (Total of 33 chapters) Look for First Part and Second Part in the Table of Contents   INSTRUCTIONS. 1. The paper should be typed. 2. Double-space it; 10 or 12 font size. 3. Use one inch margin space on all four sides. 4. The length of the paper should have a minimum of 7 complete pages. Maximum 9 pages. 5. You have to upload your paper on to Canvas. The file should be a pdf or WORD file. Title of file is “Paper”. No Google or Apple file. No zip folders. 6. DO NOT USE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK. WRITE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED IF YOU DIRECTLY QUOTE FROM THE BOOK. 7. Answer the question completely in an essay format. Write in paragraphs. Do not number your paragraphs. 8. Organize your paper in your own style. Answer the questions in any order you like. 9. Use a spell-checker to check spellings. Points will be deducted for spelling errors. 10. I will grade your paper on your understanding of the book, demonstration of your reading through the use of multiple details and examples from the book, and your discussion. 11. The details and examples you write about should cover details from all the assigned chapters. 13. Do not hesitate to consult me while you are writing the paper. 14. I will NOT accept late submission of paper. 15. Do not email me the paper, submit it in CDs, or post it on your web site. 16.  I WILL REGARD COPYING FROM CLIFF OR SPARKS NOTES AND INTERNET AS CHEATING (PLAGIARISM). DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCE (Books or internet) TO ANSWER THE QUESTION. IT WILL RESULT IN A F GRADE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.   QUESTION: (Part 1 and Part 2) You should write both Parts as ONE PAPER in ONE pdf or WORD File.   Part 1 (5 pages minimum) You would have read that Frederick Douglass was born a slave in an isolated Maryland plantation and then escaped. He traveled extensively in the North and abroad and became a prominent abolitionist. He counseled President Lincoln during the Civil War and influenced some of his decisions.   What enabled Frederick Douglass to escape from slavery? In answering this, you should include all the significant people, experiences, incidents and books that created a desire in him to escape and gave him the ability to do so. You should also explain HOW these factors influenced him. Once Douglass escaped he joined up with abolitionists in the North and became a prominent abolitionist. What role did he play in the abolitionist movement in the U.S. and abroad? You should also discuss his introduction to the world of abolitionists, his extensive work as an abolitionist at home and abroad, and his views on the purchase of his freedom. You should discuss his views on the Constitution. You should further include in your answer his views on the Civil War, on Abraham Lincoln, and his work in the Civil War. Part 2: (2 pages minimum) Listen or read the transcript of historian Eric Foner’s interview in the NPR program. What similarities do you see between Douglass’ experiences and the experiences that Professor Foner discussed. According to Foner what reasons did slaves give for wanting to escape? What estimate did Foner give for the number of slaves who escaped through New York city? What is Foner’s opinion on the importance of the Fugitive Slave Act? What is the source of the information in Foner’s book “Gateway to Freedom” and who found it?

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