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Author: Frederick Douglass
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Release: 1851
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ISBN-13: OXFORD:590310891

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"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" is a memoir on abolition written by Frederick Douglass. It is held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the 19th century. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: e-artnow
Release: 2018-02-05
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788026883203

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In Frederick Douglass' 1845 memoir, the former slave and famous orator, describes the events of his life including the brutal treatment that he experienced and witnessed, at the hand of slave masters. This book is the most famous narrative, told from a former slave during this time period. The memoir is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature that fueled the abolitionist movement in the United States.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Google Auto-narrated Demo
Release: 2020-07-01
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"Now," said he, "if you teach that nigger (speaking of myself) how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master. As to himself, it would do him no good, but a great deal of harm. It would make him discontented and unhappy." These words sank deep into my heart, stirred up sentiments within that lay slumbering, and called into existence an entirely new train of thought. It was a new and special revelation... -from Chapter VI It may be a measure of how far we have come, as a nation and as human beings, to feel shock to realize that one of the greatest Americans ever to have graced the cultural stage-editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1818-1895)-was born into bondage, merely by dint of the color of his skin. Taught to read and write by the wife of his owner, however, he escaped into an intellectual world that would become his extraordinary battleground for the freedom of those enslaved and, indeed, for the future of the United States. This work, first published in 1845, is the first of three autobiographies Douglass penned, and it became one of the most influential documents of a life in slavery ever written, as well as a powerful spur to the then-burgeoning abolitionist movement. From his childhood of abuse, neglect, and separation from family to his dramatic escape to the North, this is a stunning work of both literature and politics. An absolute classic not only of African-American history but of the history of the advance of human civilization, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the turbulent story of the United States in the 19th century.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release: 2008-12-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781605204284

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

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Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2017-03-07
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 1544223420

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Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass. During the Civil War he assisted in the recruiting of colored men for the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiments and consistently argued for the emancipation of slaves. After the war he was active in securing and protecting the rights of the freemen. In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti. His other autobiographical works are My Bondage And My Freedom and Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively. He died in 1895.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: BookRix
Release: 2019-06-09
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783736800724

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A dramatic autobiography of the great 19th century black leader and abolitionist.

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Genre: Abolitionists
Author: Frederick Douglass
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Release: 1845
File: 125 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015088254746

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No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Frederick Douglass' Narrative. In an introductory essay, Robert Stepto re-examines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of America's most important writers. The John Harvard Library text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845.

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Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2009-04-15
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674053755

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Large format for easy reading. Classic work from one of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history. Douglass was an African-American, born into slavery, who became an editor, orator, author, publisher, statesman and reformer. His most well-known work is his first autobiography which critics frequently attacked as inauthentic, not believing that a black man could have produced so eloquent a piece of literature. It was an immediate bestseller.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Frederick Douglass
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Release: 2005-11
File: 104 Pages
ISBN-13: 1406502286

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

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Author: Frederick Douglass
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Release: 2016-12-12
File: 138 Pages
ISBN-13: 1541073002

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