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No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Douglass's Narrative. In his Introduction, Robert B. Stepto reexamines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of America's most important writers.
About the Author
Robert B. Stepto is Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative.
Date of Birth:1818
Date of Death:February 20, 1895
Place of Death:Washington, D.C.
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