Narrative Of The Life Of An American Slave

December 31, 2009|
Narrative Of The Life Of An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
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This volume, the most famous of all slave narratives, written by the most towering black figure of the nineteenth century, is both literature and historical analysis. In a well-crafted prose, Douglass provides a true glimpse of the brutal experience of slavery in ante-bellum America. Douglass has left an indispensable legacy for modern day readers in helping them understand what it's like to be "broken in body, soul, and spirit" yet rise above unimaginable adversity to become an outstanding orator.

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 ...
Title:Narrative Of The Life Of An American Slave
Product dimensions:143 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:143 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:December 31, 2009
Publisher:Transaction Large Print
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781412812856

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