Explain the relaHonship between knowledge and enslavement & freedom in Douglass’ narraHve.
To defend your thesis you must offer evidence in the form of historical facts from the text. Issues raised in the book that might be useful include but are not limited to:
The mystery of Douglass’ paternity.
Examples of how slaveholders use ignorance to keep people enslaved. Keeping enslaved people ignorant about basic facts about themselves ConnecHons between literacy, freedom, and self-sufficiency.