Describe Douglass’s efforts to learn how to read and write. Why did he want to, and how did he learn to read and write? How did literacy help change him and his situation?(from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass)
THIS ESSAY HAS TO BE FROM THE BOOK: NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDRICK DOUGLASS.
support the accuracy of your statements and conclusions by using information and
statements made by Douglass. Base your argument on his own words. Don’t quote or cite much
the editor or anyone else’s secondary statements about Douglass. Base your answers on
statements made and information given by Douglass in the primary historical document of his
Interesting Narrative. Do not use other sources.
Whenever referring to the book’s contents–whether directly quoting it, paraphrasing it or even
just relaying its basic information–always cite your information’s documentary source. Place in
parentheses the page number of the book (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass) where that
information or statement or appears. Cite page sources for all important information and
paraphrases, not just for direct quotations. Its unnecessary to cite pages for the most basic
information such as he was an American or was an abolitionist leader; however, anything more
particular should have a page source cited within parentheses.
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