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Cover of book: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

By Douglass, Frederick

Description

The autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, is widely regarded as a classic of American nineteenth-century history, of African-American studies, and of literature. In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Douglass published this powerful account of his life as a slave and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass’s career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North.

PublishedOctober 1, 2015
PublisherPlympton Inc
CategoryNonfiction
GenresUnited States History; Biography & Memoir