Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Written by Himself, Critical Edition

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300225296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.

Autobiographies

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9780940450790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605204005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

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I think, upon the whole, I have passed a tolerably cheerful and even joyful life. I have never felt myself isolated since I entered the field to plead the cause of the slave, and demand equal rights for all. In every town and city where it has been my lot to speak, there have been raised up for me friends of both colors to cheer and strengthen me in my work. I have always felt, too, that I had on my side all the invisible forces of the moral government of the universe. -from Chapter 17: "Incidents and Events" American icon FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1818-1895)-editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer-told his life story three times. First, in 1845's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, he felt it necessary to explain how a man born in chains could rise to national prominence and respect. In 1855, with My Bondage and My Freedom, he expanded upon his story with a more in-depth and even more thoughtful exploration of his life as a slave and his journey to escape it. (Both astonishing-and essential-books are also available from Cosimo.) His third autobiography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass-first published in 1881 and presented here in the thoroughly revised 1892 edition-is his most reflective, offering the perspective of a man at the end of long life well lived. Douglass retells the story of his childhood and escape from slavery, offering details that he could not previously reveal, with friends, family, and other innocents still in the thrall of slavemasters. Now, though, with the Civil War and Emancipation well behind the nation, Douglass can also offer more provocative analyses of his own battle for personal freedom and his fight for the very soul of the nation. This classic of African-American literature and of 19th-century American history is a must-read for anyone wishing to consider himself well-read.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580495769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Douglass? nineteenth-century style and vocabulary.Born into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America?s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass? own account of his journey from slave to one of America?s great statesmen, writers, and orators is as fascinating as it is inspiring.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780679783282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

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This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. 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 crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373681626X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with Frederick Douglass, the writer of the following Narrative. He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the southern prison-house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,—of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,—he was induced to give his attendance, on the occasion alluded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave (Webster's German Thesaurus Edition)

Author: Icon Reference

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497257620

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 156

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If you are either learning German, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a German speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your German-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with German synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674053753

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Page: 176

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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' 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 America's most important writers. The John Harvard Library text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845.

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.

CliffsNotes on Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave

Author: John Chua

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0822071401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

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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 modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373680072X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass. During the Civil War he assisted in the recruiting of colored men for the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiments and consistently argued for the emancipation of slaves. After the war he was active in securing and protecting the rights of the freemen. In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti. His other autobiographical works are My Bondage And My Freedom and Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively. He died in 1895.