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Title: Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass Author: Frederick Douglass Release Date: June 5, 2008 [EBook #99] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ARTICLES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS *** Here are several articles by Frederick Douglass, whose larger work was presented in book form as a January, 1993 Project Gutenberg Etext to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.
Day last year.
We hope people will continue to contribute works such as this to commemorate this and other holidays. MY ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY RECONSTRUCTION Douglass, Frederick. -My Escape from Slavery.- The Century Illustrated Magazine 23, n.s.
1 (Nov.
1881): 125-131. MY ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY In the first narrative of my experience in slavery, written nearly forty years ago, and in various writings since, I have given the public what I considered very good reasons for withholding the manner of my escape.
In substance these reasons were, first, that such publication at any time during the existence of slavery might be used by the master against the slave, and prevent the future escape of any who might adopt the same means that I did.
The second reason was, if possible, still more binding to silence: the publication of details would certainly have put in peril the persons and property of those who assisted.
Murder itself was not more sternly and certainly punished in the State of Maryland than that of Sun Apr 02 16:38:40 2017 2 aiding and abetting the escape of a slave.
Many colored men, for no other crime than that of giving aid to a fugitive slave, have, like Charles T.
Torrey, perished...

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