Series Two: Autobiographical Writings, Volume 1, Narrative

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Preface by William Lloyd Garrison
Preface by William Lloyd Garrison
DOUGLASS’S FIRST SPEECH TO AN ABOLITIONIST MEETING. THE EFFECTIVE TESTIMONY OF DOUGLASS AND OTHER BLACK ABOLITIONISTS. DOUGLASS’S NARRATIVE RECOUNTS THE INHUMANE NATURE OF SOUTHERN SLAVERY (1 MAY 1845)
Letter from Wendell Phillips
Letter from Wendell Phillips
PRAISES THE NARRATIVE. FEARS THAT DOUGLASS IS NOT SAFE NOW THAT HIS TRUE IDENTITY HAS BEEN REVEALED.
Chapter I
Chapter I
BIRTHPLACE. IDENTITY OF MOTHER. UNCERTAINTY ABOUT FATHER’S IDENTITY. CHARACTER OF FIRST OWNER CAPTAIN AARON ANTHONY. ANTHONY’S BRUTAL TREATMENT OF AUNT HESTER.
Chapter II
Chapter II
THE WYE PLANTATION OF COLONEL EDWARD LLOYD. TREATMENT OF THE LLOYD SLAVES LLOYD’S OVERSEERS. CHARACTER OF SLAVE SONGS.
Chapter III
Chapter III
THE GARDENS AND STABLES OF COLONEL LLOYD. SLAVE CONTENTMENT AND LOYALTY TO MASTER.
Chapter IV
Chapter IV
MURDER OF BILL DEMBY BY LLOYD’S OVERSEER AUSTIN GORE. MURDERS OF OTHER MARYLAND SLAVES.
Chapter V
Chapter V
COMPANION TO DANIEL LLOYD. POOR QUALITY FOOD AND CLOTHING PROVIDED TO SLAVES. SELECTED TO LIVE WITH HUGH AULD IN BALTIMORE AS COMPANION TO HIS SON.
Chapter VI
Chapter VI
IMPACT OF BECOMING A SLAVE OWNER ON CHARACTER OF NEW MISTRESS SOPHIA AULD. HUGH AULD INTERVENES TO HALT WIFE’S EDUCATION OF SLAVES. COMPARISON OF THE TREATMENT OF URBAN AND RURAL SLAVES.
Chapter VII
Chapter VII
SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR ACQUIRING LITERACY. INFLUENCE OF THE COLUMBIAN ORATOR ON SLAVE DISCONTENT.
Chapter VIII
Chapter VIII
DEATH OF AARON ANTHONY AND DIVISION OF HIS ESTATE, INCLUDING HIS SLAVES. RETURNED TO LIVE WITH HUGH AULD. THOMAS AULD’S TREATMENT OF BETSEY BAILEY. RETURNED TO ST. MICHAELS.
Chapter IX
Chapter IX
HYPOCRITICAL RELIGIOUS CHARACTER OF THOMAS AULD. REPUTATION OF EDWARD COVEY AS A SLAVE BREAKER.
Chapter X
Chapter X
BRUTALITY AND DECEITFULNESS OF EDWARD COVEY. MUSINGS ON WHITE SAILS ON THE CHESAPEAKE. THOMAS AULD’S REFUSAL TO INTERVENE AGAINST COVEY. SUPERNATURAL ASSISTANCE FROM SANDY JENKINS. BATTLE WITH COVEY. REMAINING EMBERS OF FREEDOM REVIVED. END OF SERVICE UNDER COVEY. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS FOR SLAVES. IMPROVED TREATMENT WHILE HIRED OUT TO WILLIAM FREELAND. SABBATH SCHOOL BROKEN UP. ESCAPE PLOT FOILED. FEAR OF BEING SOLD SOUTH. RETURNED TO BALTIMORE. LEARNS CAULKING TRADE. ATTACKED BY WHITE CO-WORKERS. PERMITTED BY HUGH AULD TO HIRE OUT OWN TIME.

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