Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

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by Frederick Douglass
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674034015

ISBN-13: 9780674034013

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Harvard University Press

No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Frederick Douglass's Narrative. In an introductory essay, Robert B. Stepto reexamines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of America's most important writers.

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No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Frederick Douglass's Narrative. In an introductory essay, Robert B. Stepto reexamines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of America's most important writers. This text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674034013
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
John Harvard Library Series, #105
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
368,492
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Frederick Douglass Writes His Story by Robert B. Stepto
  • Note on the Text
  • Chronology of Frederick Douglass’s Life
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • Preface by William Lloyd Garrison (May 1, 1845)
    • Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq. (April 22, 1845)
    • Chapters 1–11
    • Appendix (April 28, 1845)


  • Selected Bibliography

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read yhis book for summer reading and i loved it. I reccomend to anyone wondering how it was to be faced with impossible situations and overcome them with just the right mind set. Just great!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this account of Fredrick Douglas' life solid and thoroughly written. It should be required reading in all schools and a research guide for anyone seeking insight into, not only Mr. Douglas' life, but also what life was like for African American's at this time in American history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most authentic look at past events is through the eyes of someone who lived it. Fredrick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland and illegally taught himself to read and write. He escaped and 20 years before the Civil War he wrote of his personal experiences in an attempt to open people's eyes and hearts to the plight of his brethern who were, literally, in chains. If you want to understand where we are now by seeing where we've come from, this clear, consise account of slavery is highly recommended.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Anonymous 5 months ago
I recommend reading this book. Very informative and truthful. A great narritive, and well written.
Anonymous 12 months ago
What more can I say?
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The detail of events was eye opening and theperils of what slaves went through was horrifying. A must read for Black History.
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Fredrick Duglous was a great man & inpsiering peice of history he will alwaysbe remeberd no matter what
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Sadie616 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book about strength and courage. It truly depicts the issue of slavery. Anyone interested in or studying the issue of slavery this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great resource!
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