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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (Yale Nota Bene)

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Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, is widely regarded as a classic of American nineteenth-century history, of African-American studies, and of literature. In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Douglass published this powerful account of his life as a slave and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass’s career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North. 

 

This edition of the book, based on the authoritative text that appears in Yale University Press’s multivolume edition of the Frederick Douglass Papers, is the only edition of Douglass’s Narrative designated as an Approved Text by the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions. It includes a chronology of Douglass’s life, a thorough introduction by the eminent Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition of 1845.

 

“None so dramatically as Douglass integrated both the horror and the great quest of the African-American experience into the deep stream of American autobiography. He advanced and extended that tradition and is rightfully designated one of its greatest practitioners.”—John W. Blassingame, from the introduction

 

Synopsis:

The powerful story of slavery that has become a classic of American autobiography is now available in an authoritative edition. Includes a thorough Introduction by Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition of 1845. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300087017
Editor:
Blassingame, John W.
Editor:
McKivigan, John R.
Editor:
Blassingame, John W.
Editor:
McKivigan, John R.
Author:
Dou
Author:
McKivigan, John R.
Author:
Blassingame, John W.
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Author:
glass, Frederick
Author:
Hinks, Peter P.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Abolitionists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Nota Bene
Series Volume:
40
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.35 lb

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