Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

April 13, 1995|
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.
In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass 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 about his origins -- since few slaves of that period could write -- the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country's most courageous and influential champions of civil rights.
Born a slave in Maryland in about 1817, Frederick Douglass never became accommodated to being held in bondage. He secretly learned to read, although slaves were prohibited from doing so. He fought back against a cruel slave-breaker and finally escaped to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1838 at about the age of 21. Despite the danger of ...
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Title:Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Published:April 13, 1995
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486284996

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