Frederick Douglass: What kind of work did Douglass do on the plantation
Read Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Links to an external site.) as well as Yawp, Chapter 11, and respond to ONE of the topical questions below in an essay of 4-5 typed, double-spaced pages (c. 1000-1200 words). Use 12-point, Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins all around.
No title page is needed. Just type your name at the top of the first page. Use either MLA or Chicago format in citing the following: 1) all directly quoted passages (be sure to check with MLA or Chicago references on how to format block quotations), 2) any borrowed information, and 3) any paraphrased information from Douglass or the Yawp textbook (which must be put into your words in addition to being cited).
Among its many virtues, Douglass’ autobiography gives us an account of the range of jobs that enslaved workers performed. What kind of work did Douglass do on the plantation, in town, or in the household? What were the living and working conditions of each kind of job? In which of his different kinds of work situation was Douglass best able to plot and plan his escape? What does he tell us about his escape, and what does he not reveal about this dangerous undertaking?