When it comes to who is better than a former slave to tell the truth about slavery, Douglass come in mind because he was once a slave. As a former slave, Douglass experiences things that Dubois could not. Douglass believes that if the masters know how slavery is like, they would understand why it needs to be stopped. This demonstrates why the primary source is more valuable because Douglass suffered in ways that Dubois did not. Therefore, he will interpret things in ways that only no one else could because he lived in it. When Douglass says, “To those songs I trace my first glimmering conception of the dehumanizing character of slavery. I can never get rid of that conception. Tho...
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...very but it was more on a political aspect of slavery. Moreover, he talks about how slave owners maneuver the slave for their own interest. On the other hand, Douglass work shows the world the real story behind slavery that no one could explained better than slaves themselves. He also talks about how he found freedom and continued to fight to abolish slavery. From the perspective of a twenty-first century student, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass provides more valuable sources than Laurent Dubois’s Avengers of the New World. In most cases especially learning about slavery, it seems like primary sources would be more reliable and valid. And Dubois sources are results or effect of Douglass sources. Therefore, when it comes to which sources are more accurate, Frederick Douglass; a former slave sources should be more preferable for learning about slavery.
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