The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is 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.
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Douglass escaped slavery in 1838 and became a tireless campaigner for abolitionism. This autobiography lays bare the realities of slavery in antebellum America. The eloquence of Douglass' writing, with an immediacy and honesty found shocking at the time, make this an invaluable record of one of humanity's most shameful acts.From the Publisher:
The powerful story of slavery that has become a classic of American autobiography, now in an authoritative edition.
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Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11007826104X
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007826104X