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Baym, Nina. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass." The Norton Anthology of American Literature. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008. 941.
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“One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder” (DuBois, 38). In this essay we are going look at how a black person is treated differently than a white person and that no matter how much that black person tries to make something of themselves, it still gets taken away unfairly. Black people were seen as a problem by the white people just because their skin color was different; How does it feel to be a Problem? They say, I know an excellent colored man in my town; or, I fought at Mechanicsville; or, Do not these Southern outrages make your blood boil? At these I smile, or am interested, or reduce the boiling to a simmer, as the occasion may require.
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2008. 652-3. Print. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “A Psalm of Life.” The Norton Anthology of American Literature.
New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2006. Page 219. David and Simpson. The Norton Anthology of English Literature THE MIDDLE AGES Volume A. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt.