• This Preface is written in1845 by William Lloyd Garrison who is an abolitionist and creates an anti-slavery newspaper called The Liberator.
• Garrison sees Douglass give a speech about what his life was like as a slave four years before he writes the Preface for Douglass.
• Garrison lifts Douglass up as a good person who, along with all slaves, should not be subjected to such brutality by using common writing and speaking techniques for the time period.
• The Second Preface is a letter by a popular anti-slavery speaker named Wendell Phillips who is the son of the mayor of Boston as well as a lawyer.
• Phillips begins the Second Preface by stating that most people have heard from slaveholders, but not the slaves themselves, and goes on to say that he knows Douglass well and that Douglass is unbiased with his story.
• Phillips risks his life by writing the Second Preface...
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