Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

eBook - 1999
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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 Stepto re-examines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of our most important writers. The John Harvard Library text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780585380971
058538097X
9780191589560
019158956X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 129 p.)
Additional Contributors: EBSCO Publishing (Firm)

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robhoma Mar 31, 2014

When studying slavery in American History, students are often exposed to the arguments of Abolitionists and the defense of the peculiar institution by Southerners. The narrative by Frederick Douglass gives a voice to the slaves. The book is 124 pages long and very quick to read. You can also download this book from the internet, for free, at Project Gutenberg. The difference is that this version has a ten-page introduction by Peter Gomes.

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