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The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Published in 1845 to quell doubts…

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Generally held to be the most famous piece written by a former slave, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir on abolition written by the famous orator. First published in 1845, it set the tone for the American abolitionist movement. Within…

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Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller   This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.  …

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This essential collection comprises a trio of the most influential African-American writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploring such themes as slavery and its abolition, the struggle for equality, and the impassioned rise from bondage to…

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One of the greatest works of American autobiography, in a definitive Library of America text: Published seven years after his escape from slavery, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845) is a powerful account of the cruelty and…

The Portable Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

|This title releases September 27, 2016

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A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader   This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical…

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Ex-slave Frederick Douglass's second autobiography-written after ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor William Lloyd Garrison-catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman…

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Born a slave, Frederick Douglass educated himself, escaped, and made himself one of the greatest leaders in American history. His three autobiographical narratives, collected here in one volume, are now recognized as classics of both American history and American…

Frederick Douglass In Brooklyn

by Frederick Douglass

|This title releases January 13, 2017

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A fascinating collection of Frederick Douglass's controversial speeches in Brooklyn, N.Y., this volume compiles original source material that illustrates the relationship between the abolitionist and the then city of Brooklyn." - Publishers Weekly , Fall 2016…

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This second edition of Douglass's Narrative reprints this classic document together with speeches and letters, all in a volume designed for undergraduate students. An extensive introduction places the Narrative in its historical and literary contexts with…

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Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer. He was called both "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia" and is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and…

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The illustrated version of America's most famous autobiography. Famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass wrote the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass , an 1845 memoir and treatise on the abolition of slavery. In describing the facts of his life in…