Number of page: 160
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist
First published in 1845, Narrativeof the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers, as well as the strength and courage needed to survive. Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Frederick Douglass spent years secretly teaching himself to read and write—a crime for which he risked life and limb. After two failed escapes, Douglass finally, blessedly boarded a train in 1838 that would eventually lead him to New York City, and freedom. Few books have done more to change America’s notion of African Americans than this seminal work. Beyond its historical and social relevancy, it is admired today for its gripping stories, intensity of spirit, and heartfelt humanity. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins, the NARRATIVE is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive descriptions, and storytelling power. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
- Derek Heiner
A peek into the terrible life of a slave.
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- Mark Belonga
One of my favorite autobiographies
- Otis Naron
Incredible story of a great man! Read his original words in this and other works, not one with notes or opinions that skew his message.
- His Child
Hischild I absolutely loved this book! It was eye opening! It was amazing to see the ignorance of the southern slave owners and how blind they were! My prayer is that this should never be again! How I wish they truly knew Christ and practiced what He says and stands for! Amazing book!
LibraryThing Review This was a very compelling story of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. I found it a very interesting read and do recommend it. I also found the story to have an underlying meaning which is why I
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