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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Gi (Modern Library Classics)

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Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller

 

This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.

 

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 essential reading.

 

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679783282
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet Ann
Introduction:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Author:
Frederick Douglass Harriet Jacobs
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Author:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
Antislavery movements
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2000
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
bk. 04
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.96x5.19x.96 in. .77 lbs.

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