1. A. Where was Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey born?
B. WHY was he legally a slave?
2. Prove that Frederick Bailey was a mulatto by identifying his parents?
3. A. Why was Frederick separated from his mother?
B.Who raised Frederick for his first 5½ years?
C. What contact did Frederick have with his mother until her death, when he was 7 years old?
4. WHY were children fathered by their owner “a constant offense to their mistress?”
5. A.1. What does Frederick Bailey say was the (1) monthly allowance of food for slaves on Colonel Lloyd’s plantation?
A.2. What was the yearly clothing allotment for adult slaves on his plantation?
B. What clothing did Colonel Lloyd provide for slave children who were not old enough to work in the fields?
6. A. When Mr. Gore was questioned about killing the slave, Demby, what maxim for overseers did he use to explain his actions? QUOTE REQUIRED.
B. How did Gore justify this destruction of Colonel Lloyd’s property?
7. When Frederick was sent to a new family in Baltimore, he described his new mistress, Sophia Auld, as “…a woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings.” According to Bailey what did slavery do to her heart and disposition? QUOTE REQUIRED
8. A. How long Frederick was held slavery
. B. Even though it was illegal, in detail tell 2 ways Frederick Bailey learned to read and 2 ways he later learned to write.
9. A. USE A QUOTE to tell what Frederick Bailey believed was his pathway to freedom?
B. According to Hugh Auld, how would “learning” … (1) change a slave in the eyes of the owner? … (2) Change the waya slave sees himself/herself?
C. USE A QUOTE from Frederick Bailey to tell why he thought reading was also a curse.
10. According to Frederick Bailey, in what 3 ways were city slaves better treated than slaves in the country?
11. A. When Frederick Bailey became a field hand in 1833, who succeeded in breaking him?
B.1. After 6 months, Frederick got into a fight with this man. In the opinion of each man, WHY did he think he won the fight? (One answer for each man)
B.2. How was this fight the turning point in Frederick Bailey’s career as a slave?
12. A. Who joined Frederick Bailey in his failed attempt to escape slavery?
B. Though it failed, what had been their plan to escape?
C. How did they obtain passes for this planned escape?
3. At least 50 white ship-carpenters saw who attacked Frederick while he worked in Gardner’s ship-yard. Use a QUOTE from Douglass to tell why these white men refused to testify on Frederick’s behalf?
“14. A. What trade did Bailey learn in Price’s Shipyard?
B. How much could he earn in this trade?
C. WHY did Bailey give his earnings to his master at the end of each week?
15. A. IN DETAIL, how did Frederick Bailey escape from Maryland and reach New York City?
B. IN DETAIL, in both instances, tell where Douglass was and who could have foiled his escape. Tell how he avoids capture each time.
C. How long was Frederick Douglass a fugitive slave?
D. When and how did Frederick Douglass gain his freedom?
16. USE A QUOTE from Douglass to explain why, once he had run away successfully, he adopted the motto “Trust no man.”
17. What was the origin of the name Frederick Bailey adopted after he escaped successfully?
18. A. Southerners defended slavery by saying that it gave heathen African slaves the Opportunity to become Christians. USE A QUOTE from Frederick Douglass to tell what Bailey/Douglass thought of white, southern Christians.
B. People assumed that singing by slaves meant that they were happy. USE A QUOTE by Frederick Douglass that contradicts this idea.
19. A. What were 2 different erroneous ideas held by Frederick Bailey about the character and condition of people in the North before he escaped to the North?
B. Once he reached the North, what did Douglass find the living conditions and the actions of African Americans to be?
20. When asked in New York City why slaves “don’t rise and throw off the Yoke,” Frederick Douglass said the northerners were “as bad as slaveholders”. Use a QUOTE from Douglass in which he explains why were the 26 states as bad as the South.
21. USE A QUOTE that states, in detail, what did Frederick Douglass say the Fourth of July meant to American slaves?