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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people. In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins — since few slaves of that period could write — the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country’s most courageous and influential champions of civil rights. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.

Fascinating autobiography

Eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause

Descriptions of his childhood

Experiences as a slave

Admired today for its extraordinary passion

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ASIN‏:‎0486284999
Publisher‏:‎Dover Publications, Incorporated; 1st Edition (August 1, 2016)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎96 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎9780486284996
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0486284996
Reading age‏:‎11 years and up
Lexile measure‏:‎1080L
Item Weight‏:‎2.89 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎5.5 x 0.24 x 8.5 inches
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