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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)

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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials

The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglasss Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and driver, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglasss classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, which was written, in part, as a response to Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin.

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.

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.

Table of Contents

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Introduction by Houston A. Baker, Jr.

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this book will change the way you look at life. it will challenge the way you look and respond to your freedom
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390124
Editor:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR. J
Introduction:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR. J
Introduction:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR.
Introduction:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR. J
Editor:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR.
Editor:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR. J
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Author:
Garrison, William Lloyd
Author:
Dworkin, Ira
Author:
Baker, Houston A., Jr.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
Afro-American abolitionists -- Biography.
Subject:
Afro-American abolitionists.
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Abolitionists -- United States.
Subject:
Douglass, Frederick
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin American Library
Series Volume:
4108
Publication Date:
19820831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"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.

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