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  • Published: New York : Holiday House, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 138 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 1060

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  • 9780823420568 (hardcover)
  • 0823420566 (hardcover)

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Frederick Douglass : a noble life

by Adler, David A.

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Call number: Y 921 Douglass, Frederick

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"I sobbed myself to sleep" -- "Many children but no family" -- "Why am I a slave?" -- "The turning point" -- "You rascal" -- New Bedford: "I had no master" -- The lecture circuit : "I can tell you what I have seen" -- "From house to house, and from heart to heart -- "What, to an American slave, is your 4th of July?" -- Foreshadowed a conflict on a larger scale -- "To arms!" -- "A sacred effort" -- "Young in liberty and old in slavery" -- The African-American : "like a man in a morass" -- "From first to last : a noble life" -- Important dates in the life of Frederick Douglass.

When, in 1879, a bust in his likeness was placed at the University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass wrote: "Incidents of this character do much amaze me. It is not, however, the height to which I have risen, but the depth from which I have come that amazes me." This biography tells the story of his ascent from slavery.

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