What are some of the alienating forces which slavery and slave owners used to keep slaves from feeling like people?i need 3 quotes that would answer the prompt , with the page #'s where the quotes...

What are some of the alienating forces which slavery and slave owners used to keep slaves from feeling like people?

i need 3 quotes that would answer the prompt , with the page #'s where the quotes are founded.
(the book is the narrative of frederick douglass )

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Below I have included links to Chapters 9 and 10 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which, if you scroll down to the last part of chapter 9, and most of chapter 10, it describes when Douglass is sent to the slavebreaker Edward Covey. 

His purpose is to break a slave's will so they need less discipline (Douglass was quite rebellious).  Douglass describes in detail the kinds of indignities and dehumanization that he suffered through. That part is an interesting, short read as well.

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In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, slaves were dehumanized in many ways. Their monthly food allotment consisted of “Eight pounds of pork, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal" for food (2). “Two coarse linen shirts, one pair of linen trousers, like the shirts, one pair of trousers for winter, made of coarse negro cloth, one pair of stockings, and one pair of shoes; the whole of which could not have cost more than seven dollars” was their annual allotment for clothing (2). “There were no beds given the slaves, unless one coarse blanket be considered such, and none but the men and women had these” (2). Chapter three provides several instances in which slaves were treated harshly. Chapter four describes murders of four slaves. Chapter six reveals that it is against the law to teach a slave to read.

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