- Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2001.
- Year Published: 2001
- Description: xli, 148 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 0300087012 (pbk.) :
- 0300088310 (alk. paper)
- Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895.
- African American abolitionists -- Biography.
- Abolitionists -- Biography.
- Slaves -- Biography.
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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
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"This edition is based on The Frederick Douglass papers, series two: Autobiographical writings, volume 1: Narrative ... (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)"--T.p. verso.
It wasn't. Holy crap. Written 150(ish) years ago, this was alive and compelling, horrifying and enlightening. Even knowing Douglass' story in general, I still couldn't put it down.
In case you don't know, Frederick Douglass was born ca. 1817 in Maryland (in slavery), and escaped to Massachusetts in 1838. He became an important spokesman for the abolitionist movement, as well as a supporter of woman's suffrage. The story goes that he was such an amazing speaker that people couldn't believe he had been a slave, so he wrote this account of his childhood and early adulthood to tell his story.
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