Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Douglass, Frederick; Baker Jr., Houston A. (Contribution by); Garrison, William Lloyd (Preface by)
ISBN: 
014039012X

Published in 1845, this autobiography powerfully details the life of the internationally famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838 - how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and drivers, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In his introduction, Houston A. Baker, Jr., discusses the slave narrative as a distinct American literary genre and points out its social, political, historical, and literary significance, past and present.

Description: 

Recounts the life of Frederick Douglass as he recorded it, in one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written.

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Call Number: 
92 Douglass

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