Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

(Library of America Paperback Classic)

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533703

Category: History

Page: 128

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One of the greatest works of American autobiography, in a definitive Library of America text: Published seven years after his escape from slavery, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845) is a powerful account of the cruelty and oppression of the Maryland plantation culture into which Frederick Douglass was born. It brought him to the forefront of the antislavery movement and drew thousands, black and white, to the cause. Written in part as a response to skeptics who refused to believe that so articulate an orator could ever have been a slave, the Narrative reveals the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made Douglass a brilliantly effective spokesman for abolition and equal rights, as he shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face of unimaginable odds.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Written by Himself

Author: Frederick Douglass,Heather L. Kaufman,Peter P. Hinks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030020471X

Category: History

Page: 264

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A new edition of one of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history Ideal for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of Frederick Douglass's memoir of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students' understanding of slavery, abolitionism, and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass's world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement.

Narrative of the Life of an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412849004

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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This volume, the most famous of all slave narratives, written by the most towering black figure of the nineteenth century, is both literature and historical analysis. In a well-crafted prose, Douglass provides a true glimpse of the brutal experience of slavery in ante-bellum America. Douglass has left an indispensable legacy for modern day readers in helping them understand what it's like to be "broken in body, soul, and spirit" yet rise above unimaginable adversity to become an outstanding orator.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307796876

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other. Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass’s own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs’s account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains essential reading. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9780940450790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1126

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A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.

Feminism in Slave Narratives

A comparison of Frederick Douglass’ "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave" and Harriet Jacobs’ "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"

Author: Franziska Scholz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640477243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 12

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: African American Literature, language: English, abstract: The content of this paper deals with the experiences of American slaves out of a male and a female perspective to outline the relevance of feminism in anti-slavery literature. The first chapter gives an insight into the characteristics of slave narratives such as style, structure, themes and aims. Slave narratives are a product of abolitionism, but the aim of this paper is to show feministic influences as well, as the second chapter illustrates. By comparing the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, written by himself with Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl I want to show that the motifs for escape out of slavery are connected to very different factors for a slave woman compared to those of a slave man. Both Douglass and Jacobs suffer from the prevailing system of slavery, but Jacobs’ female point-of-view adds the suffrage from patriarchy as well. Finally I am going to follow the question why Douglass’ narrative gained more success in the 19th century than Jacobs’ narrative, although both stories deal with antislavery, oppression and the struggle for freedom.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Yale Nota Bene

ISBN: 9780300088311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 9618

An autobiographical account by the runaway slave Frederick Douglass that chronicles his experiences with his owners and overseers, and discusses how slavery affected both slaves and slaveholders.

CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

Author: John Chua

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 37

View: 7588

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you’ll meet the inspirational man who was born into a family of slavery in early America, educated himself through sheer determination and wiles, and went on to become one of America's great statesmen, writers, and orators. In addition to summaries and commentaries on the novel, you’ll also find Life and background of the author, Frederick Douglass A list of characters Helpful maps Critical essays covering slavery, Douglass’ life and writings, and more A review section that tests your knowledge A genealogy map Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE – Astounding Life of One Incredible Man (3 Autobiographies in One Volume)

The Most Important African American Leader of the 19th Century: The Escape from Slavery, Life as a World-Renowned Activist against Slavery and Racism & Political Career after the Civil War

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026873033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1027

View: 1833

This carefully crafted ebook: "FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE – Astounding Life of One Incredible Man (3 Autobiographies in One Volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845) is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) shows the inspiring manner in which Frederick Douglass transforms himself from slave to fugitive to one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1892) is the only one of Douglass' autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American presidents such as Lincoln and Garfield and his service as the United States Marshall of the District of Columbia. Excerpt: "I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant. I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday." (The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass) Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings.