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Author Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, author

Title Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass
Published New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Library of America paperback classics series
Library of America paperback classics.
Summary The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart-wrenching history. However, he was able to overcome everything that bound a slave to his life and become a leading spokesman for his people. In this first of his three autobiographies, Douglass relates graphic descriptions of his childhood, his shocking experiences as a slave, and his thrilling escape from slavery to safety in the North and his pivotal freedom. Originally published in 1845, a date significant for the fact that very few African Americans could read or write at that time, this tale of sadness, danger, and eventual liberation will appeal to readers of all kinds. For those interested in African American history and the life of one of the most daring and heroic champions of civil rights, this page-turner is a perfect library addition
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 3, 2015)
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Abolitionists -- Biography.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1629140902 (electronic bk.)
9781629140902 (electronic bk.)