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Author Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.

Title Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave / Frederick Douglass ; edited with an introduction by Ira Dworkin
Published New York : Penguin Classics, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 190 pages)
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Contents Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave -- Appendices. "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?" (1852) -- The heroic slave (1853)
Summary "An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials. The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass's Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery to his escape to the North in 1838. Douglass tells how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and drivers, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglass's classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" in its entirety as well as his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, an account of slave rebellion, which was published within a year of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Abolitionists -- Biography.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0760355460