Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Douglass

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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.
In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass 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 -- since few slaves of that period could write -- the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country's most courageous and influential champions of civil rights.

Title: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author Name: Douglass

Categories: African American Studies,

Publisher: Dover Publications: April 1995

ISBN Number: 0486284999

ISBN Number 13: 9780486284996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 310428