Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

"The white children could tell their ages. I could not tell why I ought to be deprived of the same privilege".


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What aspect of slave life is Frederick Douglass teaching us about.

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Douglass is referring to the fact that no records were kept of the birth of slaves. White children were recorded in family Bible's, recorders offices, and census reports. The birth of slaves was not recorded the same way.