Score: 3.5
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself


  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 406465 Bytes


Frederick Douglass was born into slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in Maryland. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, and he wrote this classic book about his life story....

Score: 4.5
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


  • Author: Frederick Douglass, Peter J. Gomes & Gregory Stephens
  • Release Date : 1997-12-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 449828 Bytes


Frederick Douglass's dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America.Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre–Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he suffered.   Written more than a century and a half ago by a Black man who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister to Haiti, and leader of his people, this timeless classic still speaks directly to our age. It is a record of savagery and inhumanity that goes far to explain why America still suffer...

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674034015


NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS Book Description :

No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Frederick Douglass' Narrative. In an introductory essay, Robert Stepto re-examines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of America's most important writers. The John Harvard Library text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845....

Autobiographies
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Autobiographies


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0940450798


Autobiographies Book Description :

A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era....

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300225297


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Book Description :

A new edition of one of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history Ideal for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of Frederick Douglass’s memoir of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students’ understanding of slavery, abolitionism, and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass’s world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement....

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393265447


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Book Description :

"Using the 1845 first edition of the text, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, is the memoir of orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. This narrative follows Douglass from his enslaved youth through his escape to freedom. The text comes paired with explanatory footnotes, headnotes, and an introduction by the editors. "Contexts" includes background and source materials written by Frederick Douglass and his contemporary peers, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and James Monroe Gregory. "Criticism" includes six varied selections by William L. Andrews, Robert D. Richardson, Houston A. Baker, Deborah McDowell, Jannine DeLombard, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that examine the influence of the narrative in li...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Score: 5
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1508913056


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Book Description :

"...I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of the land... I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels. Never was there a clearer case of 'stealing the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in.' I am filled with unutterable loathing when I contemplate the religious pomp and show, together with the horrible inconsistencies, which every where surround me. We have men-stealers for ministers, women-whippers for missionaries, and cradle-plunderers for church members. The man who wields the blood-clotted cowskin during the week fills the pulpit on Sunday, and claims to be a minister of the meek and lowly Jesus...

Frederick Douglass  An American Slave  3 Autobiographical Books in in One Volume

Frederick Douglass An American Slave 3 Autobiographical Books in in One Volume


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788026883104


Frederick Douglass An American Slave 3 Autobiographical Books in in One Volume Book Description :

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" is s generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. My Bondage and My Freedom is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is Frederick Douglass' third autobiography in which he gave more details about his life as a slave and...

FREDERICK DOUGLASS  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave   My Bondage and My Freedom  2 Memoirs in One Edition

FREDERICK DOUGLASS Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave My Bondage and My Freedom 2 Memoirs in One Edition


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027221394


FREDERICK DOUGLASS Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave My Bondage and My Freedom 2 Memoirs in One Edition Book Description :

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845) is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) shows the inspiring manner in which Frederick Douglass transforms himself from slave to fugitive to one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought. Excerpt: "I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger pa...