Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Paperback | January 28, 2014

byFrederick DouglassEditorIra DworkinIntroduction byIra Dworkin

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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials

The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and driver, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglass’s classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, which was written, in part, as a response to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materialsThe preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily ...

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was an antislavery lecturer, a journalist, a writer and publisher, and the bestselling author of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, followed by My Bondage and My Freedom, and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.Ira Dworkin is the associate director of the Prince Alwaleed Cent...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.7 × 5.04 × 0.59 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143107305

ISBN - 13:9780143107309

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A great autobiography by Frederick Douglass. I was required to read this book during one of my history classes in University, and I have since kept it and have re-read it. This narrative dictates his birth into slavery and his eventual escape. It shows the first person account of the brutality that took place on a daily basis during the slavery era, how he taught himself to read and write and his development into an abolitionist who would rather die than be treated how he was. I was definitely surprised and changed by this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in the historical events of this era.
Date published: 2017-01-08