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Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass : An American Slave (Trade)

Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass : An American Slave (Trade) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593080419

Cover of Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass : An American Slave (Trade) 03 (ISBN 978-1593080419)
ISBN13: 978-1593080419
ISBN10: 1593080417
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $6.95

Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass : An American Slave (Trade) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593080419

Frederick Douglass

ISBN13: 978-1593080419
ISBN10: 1593080417
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

No book except perhaps Uncle Tom's Cabin had as powerful an impact on the abolitionist movement as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. But while Stowe wrote about imaginary characters, Douglass's book is a record of his own remarkable life.
Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass taught himself to read and write. In 1845, seven years after escaping to the North, he published Narrative, the first of three autobiographies. This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of his early years -- the daily, casual brutality of the white masters; his painful efforts to educate himself; his decision to find freedom or die; and his harrowing but successful escape.

An astonishing orator and a skillful writer, Douglass became a newspaper editor, a political activist, and an eloquent spokesperson for the civil rights of African Americans. He lived through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and the beginning of segregation. He was celebrated internationally as the leading black intellectual of his day, and his story still resonates in ours.


Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4"