Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Questions and Answers
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Why does Douglass believe more slaves did not try to escape? chapter XI from the narrative of the life of frederick douglass.

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One of the things that Douglass points to in Chapter eleven is that it is very important for him not to talk about, particularly not in detail, the way that he escaped and to keep the various secret ways and those that helped him secret.  He feels that the willingness of many to talk about the Underground Railroad may in fact have made it more difficult for some slaves to escape from the south.

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