The second part refers to the story that follows, in which Douglass resists the whipping Covey intends to give him for disobeying.
He was appointed to several government positions, including recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia and United States minister and consul general to Haiti. DISCUSSION QUESTIONSFor Further Reflection Related Titles Book of Job This Old Testament book, notable for its poetic language, questions why God allows the righteous to suffer.
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)This autobiographical work not only documents the horrors of slave life, but also provides a perspective on the suffering specific to female slaves.
Douglass left for England later the same year, where he spent two years writing and lecturing.
He returned to the United States after abolitionist friends purchased his legal emancipation.