Plantation in Maryland Frederick Douglass his mother William Hamilton.He is Mr Hamilton's slave and is sick of it because he is given no leisure time .Frederick Douglass was born and raised as a slave in Maryland in the early 1800s.
The characters in this story consist of Frederick Douglass slave his mother slave William Hamilton slave owner. Frederick Douglass wants to be free from the horrors of slavery and wants to be a free man in the north and become and abolitionist.Frederick Douglass devises a plan for escape,Williame Hamilton’s plantation and flee to the north with a handful of other slaves for a better life.
The day Frederick Douglass and the other slaves were suppose to escape they were met by the constable and were detained. In Frederick Douglass mind he knew that someone had told of their plane to escape. When they were about to be restrained Henry one of the slaves fought with the constable and when he pulled out his musket Henry said to the constable go ahead and shoot me.Frederick Douglass was supposedly going to be sent to Alabama instead he was to go to Baltimore and learn a skill from Hugh the brother of Mr Hamilton.