Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


negative reviews ch 7

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Critics questioned the credibility of his work, and lambasted it for libel, falsehood, and ridiculousness. Some claimed the work was incendiary and existed to incite a slave rebellion. Some who knew the Anthonys and the Aulds attacked Douglass; his most ardent foe was A.C.C. Thompson, a friend of Thomas Auld's who wrote an article excoriating the Narrative.