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why was Frederick's Aunt Hester beaten?
she was found in the company of another man, a slave
What happened to slave children when their clothes wore out?
they had to go naked until the next time garments were handed out
what kind of person was Mr. Severe?
he whipped a woman in front of her crying children, used a hickory stick to beat anyone who didn't hear the sound of the starting horn, seemed to take pleasure in whipping slaves, swore profanely
what were a "testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for a deliverance from chains"?
how did slaves show prejudice at times?
thinking their masters were better than another's master
a saying that slaves adopted
a still tongue makes a wise head
why was Demby killed?
he wouldn't come out of the water where he was cooling his wounds from a beating
why was it important that Frederick went to Baltimore?
it laid the foundation for his future prosperity
what was the "fatal poison of irresponsible power"?
a metaphor that means the man made condition of slavery had the capacity to corrupt even a kind, gentle person
what does Frederick say he will miss when he leaves Baltimore?
the little boys who helped him learn to write
why does F.D. withhold the exact details of his escape?
so slaveholders don't have an advantage over guarding their slaves and it would prevent others from being able to escape
how did FD feel about his master taking his money?
restless, he felt it was robbery
How does the idea of earning money through hard work fit into transcendental ideas?
'self-reliance' has the idea that you cannot have anything without working for it
How does FD feeling bad about leaving his friends reveal the reality that slave owners could not truly break the human spirit?
the cruelty the slaveowners showed trying to dehumanize the slaves forced the slaves to take comfort in each other and form close friendships
FD says he adopted the motto "trust no man", what does it show about the unnatural condition of slavery and its damaging impact?
it would be natural to want to have someone to trust, slavery made him extremely watchful and weary
who were Mr. David Ruggles and Mr. Nathan Johnson?
david ruggles- takes FD to his boarding house and helped other fugitive slaves devise ways for their escape, he called a reverend for FD and anna to be married, gave him money and transportation to New Bedford
nathan johnson- advanced money to pay debt to stage coach, let them stay with him
what impact did "the liberator" have on FD?
made him very happy reading how it denounced slavery and it gave him an idea of principles, measures, and spirit of anti-slavery reform and caused him to join the cause and do what he could
christianity of the land
corrupt, slaveholding, hypocritical, religion of the people who practice are hypocrits and slaveholders. advocate good moral things then do the opposite towards slaves
Christianity of Christ
pure, peaceable, impartial
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