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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

by Frederick Douglass, Robert B. SteptoFrederick Douglass
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674034013
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Series: John Harvard Library Series , #105
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,199,931
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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.


Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:


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

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