ISBN-10:
0674034015
ISBN-13:
9780674034013
Pub. Date:
04/15/2009
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

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

by Frederick Douglass, Robert B. Stepto
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Overview

No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Frederick Douglass's Narrative. In an introductory essay, Robert B. Stepto reexamines 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. This text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674034013
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Series: John Harvard Library Series , #105
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 282,996
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Robert B. Stepto is Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative.

Hometown:

Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1818

Date of Death:

February 20, 1895

Place of Death:

Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Frederick Douglass Writes His Story by Robert B. Stepto
  • Note on the Text
  • Chronology of Frederick Douglass’s Life
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • Preface by William Lloyd Garrison (May 1, 1845)
    • Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq. (April 22, 1845)
    • Chapters 1–11
    • Appendix (April 28, 1845)


  • Selected Bibliography

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very smart ,brave slave. Very informative of hardships,luck, wanting to succeed ,and he ,kin,and friends wanting to be treated fairly and equally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written
AshRyan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"From that moment, I understood the pathway from slavery to freedom...Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read."One of the greatest books ever written. If you have yet to read it, you are depriving yourself of one of life's finest experiences.
clintwrede on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells you something you already know--slavery was, and is, evil--and tells you in the politest of ways, and yet still manages to be shocking in Douglass's calm, first-person account of his life as a slave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in and layd next to you on my side* im sorry im late baby. I have more time tonight so we can talk longer.
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I recommend reading this book. Very informative and truthful. A great narritive, and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What more can I say?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
From the beginning of the book to the end you can somewhat feel the suffering and the additional weight put on the slaves. Federick Douglass specifies what he goes threough and what he does about it in this book. He basically tells it all. This is one of the greatest books i'vc ever read by far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This person stole my cover! Please be original. Its really tacky not to create your own content. Thank you!
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