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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)

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Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre-Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he suffered as a slave.

 

Written more than a century and a half ago by an African-American who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister to Haiti, and leader of his people, this timeless classic still speaks directly to our age. It is a record of savagery and inhumanity that goes far to explain why America still suffers from the great injustices of the past.

 

With an Introduction by Peter J. Gomes and an Afterword by Gregory Stephens

Synopsis:

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume.

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 crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

One of the most important documents in American history...In this wrenching, classic autobiography, Douglass describes himself as a man who became a slave—and, later, a slave who became a man. With an Introduction by Minister Peter J. Gomes of Harvard University.

Synopsis:

In his wrenching, classic autobiography--one of the most important documents in American history--Douglass describes himself as a man who became a slave and, later, a slave who became a man. Reissue.

About the Author

Frederick Douglass, an outspoken abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1818 and, after his escape in 1838, repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451529947
Afterword:
Stephens, Gregory
Introduction:
Gomes, Peter J.
Introduction by:
Gomes, Peter J.
Introduction:
Gomes, Peter J.
Author:
er J. Gomes
Author:
Gomes, Peter J.
Author:
Pet
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Author:
Stephens, Gregory
Afterword by:
Stephens, Gregory
Afterword:
Stephens, Gregory
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Abolitionists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.78x4.26x.44 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume.

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 crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by ,

One of the most important documents in American history...In this wrenching, classic autobiography, Douglass describes himself as a man who became a slave—and, later, a slave who became a man. With an Introduction by Minister Peter J. Gomes of Harvard University.

"Synopsis" by , In his wrenching, classic autobiography--one of the most important documents in American history--Douglass describes himself as a man who became a slave and, later, a slave who became a man. Reissue.
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