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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass : an American Slave (99 Edition)

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"I was born in Tuckahoe. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant."

So begins the now-classic personal account of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), who was born into slavery in Maryland and after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838 became an ardent abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights. His Narrative, which was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1845, relates his experience as a slave, the cruelty he suffered at the hands of his masters, his struggle to educate himself, and his fight for freedom.

Written with much passion, and with no small degree of striking biblical imagery, the Narrative came to assume epic proportions as a fundamental anti-slavery text, an accessible record in which the author had carefully crafted both his life story and his persona. The introduction and notes for this new edition fully examine Douglass--the man and the myth--while also considering both his complex relationship with women and the enduring power of his autobiography. Other highlights include extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights.

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The autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) who was born into slavery in Maryland and, after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838, became an abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights. His narrative describes his life as a slave, his struggle to educate himself and his fight for freedom.

Synopsis:

This new edition of Douglass's classic autobiography examines the man and the myth, his complex relationship with women, and the enduring power of his book. Included are extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192832504
Editor:
McDowell, Deborah E.
Introduction:
McDowell, Deborah E.
Editor:
McDowell, Deborah E.
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Author:
McDowell, Deborah E.
Author:
null, Frederick
Author:
null, Deborah E.
Author:
McDowell, Deborah E.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
History, American | African American
Subject:
cultural heritage
Edition Description:
New Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 69
Publication Date:
20000224
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.68x5.05x.28 in. .26 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192832504 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) who was born into slavery in Maryland and, after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838, became an abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights. His narrative describes his life as a slave, his struggle to educate himself and his fight for freedom.
"Synopsis" by , This new edition of Douglass's classic autobiography examines the man and the myth, his complex relationship with women, and the enduring power of his book. Included are extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights.

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