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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (00 Edition)

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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.

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Bound together in a single volume are the most famous and powerful autobiographies of a 19th-century African-American man and woman (respectively), who share their stories of triumph, of slavery, and their quest for freedom.

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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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Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches at Princeton University. His works include In My Father’s House and Cosmopolitanism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345478238
Introduction:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Introduction:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet Ann
Author:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Author:
Frederick D
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet
Author:
ouglass
Author:
Frederick Douglass Harriet Jacobs
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.2 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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Biography » General
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History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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Product details 464 pages Modern Library - English 9780345478238 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bound together in a single volume are the most famous and powerful autobiographies of a 19th-century African-American man and woman (respectively), who share their stories of triumph, of slavery, and their quest for freedom.
"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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