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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Douglass' graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as a newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.
ISBN-13: 9780486284996
ISBN-10: 0486284999
Publication Date: 4/13/1995
Pages: 96
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Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Frederick Douglass tells of his life in plain language that illustrates the brutal nature of slavery. I found his narrative easy and enjoyable reading, though upsetting at times. The book is graphic at times about the violence Douglass and others experienced.
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Absolutely everyone should read this book at least once in their life. Race aside, this is the inspiring story of one man's efforts to make changes in the world beyond anything he could ever have believed as he started out.

If you have ever had the chance to walk some of the land on Maryland's eastern shore, where Douglass was born and raised, you'll appreciate even more where this man came from and where he finally ended up in his heroic life.
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Wonderful story of the ture life of a slave.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up-This classic text in both American literature and American history is read by Pete Papageorge with deliberation and simplicity, allowing the author\'s words to bridge more than 160 years to today\'s listeners. Following a stirring preface by William Lloyd Garrison (who, nearly 20 years after he first met Douglass, would himself lead the black troops fighting from the North in the Civil War), the not-yet-30-year-old author recounts his life\'s story, showing effective and evocative use of language as well as unflinchingly examining many aspects of the Peculiar Institution of American Slavery. Douglass attributes his road to freedom as beginning with his being sent from the Maryland plantation of his birth to live in Baltimore as a young boy. There, he learned to read and, more importantly, learned the power of literacy. In early adolescence, he was returned to farm work, suffered abuse at the hands of cruel overseers, and witnessed abuse visited on fellow slaves. He shared his knowledge of reading with a secret \"Sunday school\" of 40 fellow slaves during his last years of bondage. In his early 20\'s, he ran away to the North and found refuge among New England abolitionists. Douglass, a reputed orator, combines concrete description of his circumstances with his own emerging analysis of slavery as a condition. This recording makes his rich work available to those who might feel encumbered by the printed page and belongs as an alternative in all school and public library collections.
Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Douglasss graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.
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Following a stirring preface by William Lloyd Garrison (who, nearly 20 years after he first met Douglass, would himself lead the black troops fighting from the North in the Civil War), the not-yet-30-year-old author recounts his life's story, showing effective and evocative use of language as well as unflinchingly examining many aspects of the Peculiar Institution of American Slavery. Douglass attributes his road to freedom as beginning with his being sent from the Maryland plantation of his birth to live in Baltimore as a young boy. There, he learned to read and, more importantly, learned the power of literacy. In early adolescence, he was returned to farm work, suffered abuse at the hands of cruel overseers, and witnessed abuse visited on fellow slaves. He shared his knowledge of reading with a secret "Sunday school" of 40 fellow slaves during his last years of bondage. In his early 20's, he ran away to the North and found refuge among New England abolitionists. Douglass, a reputed orator, combines concrete description of his circumstances with his own emerging analysis of slavery as a condition.
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