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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
     

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet A. Jacobs (Joint Author), Harriet A. Jacobs
 

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This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery. Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life: his narrative is an unparalleled account of the

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This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery. Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life: his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679783282
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Modern Library Classics Series
Edition description:
2000 MODER
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
882,730
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches at Princeton University. His works include In My Father’s House and Cosmopolitanism.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Tuckahoe, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1818
Date of Death:
February 20, 1895
Place of Death:
Washington, D.C.

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