Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass [NOOK Book]

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave,
Fortunate, most fortunate occurrence!—fortunate for the millions of his manacled brethren, yet panting for deliverance from their awful thraldom!—fortunate for the cause of negro emancipation, and of universal liberty!—fortunate for the land of his birth, which he has already done so much to save and bless!—fortunate for a large circle of friends and ...
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave,
Fortunate, most fortunate occurrence!—fortunate for the millions of his manacled brethren, yet panting for deliverance from their awful thraldom!—fortunate for the cause of negro emancipation, and of universal liberty!—fortunate for the land of his birth, which he has already done so much to save and bless!—fortunate for a large circle of friends and acquaintances, whose sympathy and affection he has strongly secured by the many sufferings he has endured, by his virtuous traits of character, by his ever-abiding remembrance of those who are in bonds, as being bound with them!—fortunate for the multitudes, in various parts of our republic, whose minds he has enlightened on the subject of slavery, and who have been melted to tears by his pathos, or roused to virtuous indignation by his stirring eloquence against the enslavers of men!—fortunate for himself, as it at once brought him into the field of public usefulness, "gave the world assurance of a MAN," quickened the slumbering energies of his soul, and consecrated him to the great work of breaking the rod of the oppressor, and letting the oppressed go free!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148406839
  • Publisher: Hillside Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,176,923
  • File size: 136 KB

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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, (born circa 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history. He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."
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  • Posted May 6, 2010

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    The "Narrative" Is A Must Read For Students Learning American History

    I am a high school Social Studies teacher. Each year when I teach about the Reform Period (1820-1860), I require my students to read the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass." The abolitionist movement is the most visible element of the Reform Period, and Douglass is a giant among men in the movement.

    If you want to learn about what life was really like for African Americans trapped in the institution of slavery then this is your book. When my classes read this book, we read one chapter a day for eleven consecutive days. The book is not all that lengthy, and when presented in this fashion it allows them the opportunity to slowly filter all of what Douglass is relating about his topic.

    Douglass does an excellent job of getting his readers to understand how "ignorance" is used as a tool of slavery. He also vividly conveys how male and female slaves alike are victimized by their masters. Lastly, and most importantly I believe, he conveys how slavery creates a perversion of Christianity.

    This book is a classic and more Americans should find time to read it.

    23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2008

    awesome for history!

    this was the most intriguing book about Fredric Douglas.It is a great read and I hope that other young people become involved with learning more about a man like Fredric Douglas. -Caiti

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2014

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    A Must Read

    Douglass' poignantly recounts his life as a slave and his coming to freedom. Throughout his Narrative he demonstrates a sensitivity to himself and to those around him including insight into human behavior and its effects on character. In his appendix Douglass clarifies his comments concerning religion -- Christianity -- words which resonant even today. This Narrative is more than historically significant and an unveiling the reality of American slavery. It portrays much of the psychological impact of slavery on slaveholders as well as slaves, provides an insightful critique of religious practice and justification, and shares generously of his journey to claim freedom and manhood. I consider this a must read for citizenship for all Americans. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    This book allows you to go into the deepest darkest thoughts of

    This book allows you to go into the deepest darkest thoughts of an american slave as Frederick Douglass vividly and intensively describes the lifestyle of a slave in both the south and the north. The book allows the reader to get a point of view on why slavery should have been ended from a slave who unfortunately had to participate in the harmful acts of slavery. From the beginning of the book to the end, Frederick Douglass does a fantastic job at proving that African Americans at the time could indeed be knowledgeable  

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    An excellent role model for all American children An excellent role model for all American children An excellent role model for all American children An excellent role model for all American children

    Frederick Douglass was elegant and eloquent. When you give serious consideration to the incredible circumstances he overcame to achieve success in the 1800s, it is truly impressive and inspiring. He wrote with honesty and honor. It is a shame that most Americans know nothing of this man or his works.

    Whether you are history buff or not, everyone should read this book as there are lessons to be learned by us all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    American History

    I loved this book. It gave me an important look into American history. It is a story that we can all learn from, and that everyone should have a chance to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 19, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    Frederick Douglass

    Haven't read the book yet, but fast service, excellent book quality.

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