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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Dover Thrift Editions Series

by Frederick Douglass


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. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative."

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Book Information

Copyright year 1995
ISBN-13 9780486284996
ISBN-10 0486284999
Class Copyright
Publisher Dover Publications, Incorporated
Subject Biography & Autobiography;History
File Size 65 MB
Number of Pages 96
Length of Recording 4
Language ENG
Shelf No. KZ881
Grade Range 6-
Ages 11
Lexile 1080L
Curriculums Standards Aligned And Primary Source Documents, Savvas myPerspectives, HMH Into Literature Trademarks