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Slave Control in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

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Slave Control in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

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While reading The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, it is necessary to discusss the methods used to control slaves. The presentation provides students with related publications, evidence from the narrative, and discusses the effects of dehumanization. The activity linked in the presentation asks students to mirror the use of animal imagery found in both Douglass' narrative and Spiegelman's graphic novel series "Mauss."