Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave / Edition 1

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave / Edition 1

by Frederick Douglass, David W. Blight, David W. Blight
     
 

This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. See more details below

Overview

This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312075316
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Bedford Books in American History Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
INTRODUCTION: "A Psalm of Freedom"
Pt. 1The Document25
Editor's Note on the Text27
Preface by William Lloyd Garrison, May 1,184529
Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq., April 22,184536
Narrative Of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself39
Notes on the Text109
Pt. 2Selected Reviews, Documents, and Speeches117
Caleb Bingham, "Dialogue Between a Master and a Slave," in The Columbian Orator (1797)119
Margaret Fuller, Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, New York Tribune, June 10, 1845121
Ephraim Peabody, "Narratives of Fugitive Slaves," excerpt, Christian Examiner, July 1849124
Nathaniel P. Rogers, "Southern Slavery and Northern Religion," two addresses delivered in Concord, New Hampshire, February 11, 1844, as reported in (Concord, N.H.) Herald Freedom, February 16,1844128
Frederick Douglass, "My Slave Experience in Maryland," an address delivered in New York City, May 6, 1845, as recorded in National Antislavery Standard, May 22,1845130
Frederick Douglass, Letter to Thomas Auld, September 3, 1848, published in The North Star, September 8,1848; and The Liberator, September 22, 1848134
Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" speech delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852141
App. A Douglass chronology (1818-1895)147
App. Questions for Considerarion153
App. Selected Bibliography155

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