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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 199508
  • Antal sidor: 96
  • Upplaga: New ed, 
    Vikt i gram: 82
  • ISBN10:0486284999
  • ISBN13:9780486284996

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

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.

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