Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (eBook)

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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.

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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    My eyes were truly opened to the plight of the slave in early America; how in the name of religion a whole people group was subjected to ...

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    about 6 years ago


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    I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. Frederick Douglas gives us the mindset of what it was to be a slave and how his min...

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    about 6 years ago


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    Frederick Douglass paints a clear picture of his life as a slave.He didn't give up. He made a difference. He was a true abolitionist.

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    over 6 years ago


  • Default avatar 58

    An outstanding book! It's sadly true and moving content should be read by every American, regardless of skin color, age, or social status...

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    over 6 years ago


  • Default avatar 6

    What a picture Fredrick Douglass paints for us of the horrors of slavery. It was so heart wrenching to hear how hypocritical slave master...

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    over 6 years ago


  • Default avatar 21

    I can hardly relate the sorrow this brings to my heart reading the detailed account of slavery! What a blight on our history and a renew...

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    over 6 years ago


  • Default avatar 68

    I found this book to be so enlightening! To read first hand the plight of one who endured slavery is more credible than reading second an...

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    over 6 years ago


  • Default avatar 42

    Powerful!

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    over 6 years ago


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