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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator 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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator 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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

Written more than a century ago by Frederick Douglass, a former slave who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister, and a leader of his people, this masterpiece is one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. Douglass's shocking narrative takes the reader into the world of the South's antebellum plantations and reveals the daily terrors he suffered as a slave, shedding invaluable light on one of the most unjust periods in the history of America. Published for the first time as a Signet Classic.

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Unabridged republication of 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave' written by Himself, published by The Anti-Slavery Office, Boston, 1945. New Introductory note.

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ISBN:
9780486284996
Preface:
Garrison, William Lloyd
Author:
Garrison, William Lloyd
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Afro-American abolitionists -- Biography.
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Abolitionists -- United States.
Subject:
Douglass, Frederick
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
American - African American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
94-22
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Product details 96 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486284996 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator 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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by ,
The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator 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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by , Written more than a century ago by Frederick Douglass, a former slave who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister, and a leader of his people, this masterpiece is one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. Douglass's shocking narrative takes the reader into the world of the South's antebellum plantations and reveals the daily terrors he suffered as a slave, shedding invaluable light on one of the most unjust periods in the history of America. Published for the first time as a Signet Classic.
"Synopsis" by , Unabridged republication of 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave' written by Himself, published by The Anti-Slavery Office, Boston, 1945. New Introductory note.
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