Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself Discussion Questions

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In the 1840s, when Douglass wrote his antislavery narrative, the abolitionist movement was gaining momentum in both the United States and Great Britain. However, unlike today, communication methods were limited. Research the abolitionist movement of this time and discuss the communication methods that abolitionists used to spread the antislavery message.

At the same time that abolitionists were calling for the end of slavery, women in the United States were beginning to organize around equal rights. This First Wave of feminism was closely linked to the abolitionist movement. Research the relationship that the abolitionist movement had with First Wave feminism. How were their goals similar? Where did they part? How was Douglass involved in the First Wave feminist movement?

Since Douglass wrote his Narrative, many other African Americans have written autobiographies that use their own experiences to critique American society's marginalization of them. What other groups in...

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