Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

byFrederick Douglass, Harriet JacobsIntroduction byKwame Anthony Appiah

October 10, 2000|
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Frederick Douglass
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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.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass’s own triumph over it.
 
Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs’s account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains essential reading.
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches at Princeton University. His works include In My Father’s House and Cosmopolitanism.
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Title:Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 7.96 X 5.19 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.96 X 5.19 X 0.94 in
Published:October 10, 2000
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679783282

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