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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

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Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, is widely regarded as a classic of American nineteenth-century history, of African-American studies, and of literature. In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Douglass published this powerful account of his life as a slave and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass’s career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North. 

 

This edition of the book, based on the authoritative text that appears in Yale University Press’s multivolume edition of the Frederick Douglass Papers, is the only edition of Douglass’s Narrative designated as an Approved Text by the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions. It includes a chronology of Douglass’s life, a thorough introduction by the eminent Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition of 1845.

 

“None so dramatically as Douglass integrated both the horror and the great quest of the African-American experience into the deep stream of American autobiography. He advanced and extended that tradition and is rightfully designated one of its greatest practitioners.”—John W. Blassingame, from the introduction

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300088311
Subtitle:
Written by Himself
Editor:
Blassingame, John; Hinks, Peter; McKigan, John
Author:
glass, Frederick
Author:
McKivigan, John R.
Author:
Dou
Author:
Blassingame, John W.
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Editor:
McKivigan, John R.
Author:
Hinks, Peter P.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20010208
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 b/w illus.
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.95 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slave Narratives
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction

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