Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

by Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Frederick Douglass published this powerful account of his life in bondage and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass's career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North. It has become a classic of American autobiography.

This edition of the book, based on the authoritative text that appears in Yale University Press's multivolume edition of the Frederick Douglass Papers, is the only edition of Douglass's Narrative designated as an Approved Text by the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions. It includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a thorough introduction by the eminent Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition of 1845

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490968605
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c.February 1818 - February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.

Hometown:

Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1818

Date of Death:

February 20, 1895

Place of Death:

Washington, D.C.

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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 10 months ago
*walks in and layd next to you on my side* im sorry im late baby. I have more time tonight so we can talk longer.
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I recommend reading this book. Very informative and truthful. A great narritive, and well written.
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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.
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Great resource!
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