Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

byFrederick DouglassAfterword byGregory Stephens Introduction byPeter J. Gomes

June 7, 2005|
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass''s dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America.

Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre–Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he suffered.
Written more than a century and a half ago by a Black man who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister to Haiti, and leader of his people, this timeless classic still speaks directly to our age. It is a record of savagery and inhumanity that goes far to explain why America still suffers from the great injustices of the past.
With an Introduction by Peter J. Gomes
and an Afterword by Gregory Stephens
Frederick Douglass, born around 1817, was the son of an African-American woman and a white slaveholder. Brilliant and brave, Douglass once led a minor insurrection against his masters—but unlike the famous Nat Turner, Douglass escaped his venture alive. While still a young man he fled, hungry and hunted, to the North, where ...
Title:Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass
Product dimensions:160 pages, 6.75 X 4.19 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 6.75 X 4.19 X 0.44 in
Published:June 7, 2005
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780451529947

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