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Teaching "The Overseer" from A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

"The Overseer" from A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Born in 1817, Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery and became a national leader of the abolitionist movement. This is an excerpt from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. In this excerpt, Douglass describes Mr. Austin Gore, a brutal man hired to oversee or supervise enslaved people on the plantation.

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