Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Douglass, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

What is Douglass’s situation in New Bedford, MA? What astonished Douglass about this place?

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Douglass was finally a free man in New Bedford, MA. Douglass was disappointed with New Bedford; he assumed it would be like the poorer areas in the South, comparing the non-slaveholding southerners with these northerners. However, he saw "the strongest proofs of wealth."