Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Written by Himself, Critical Edition
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300225296
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 1998

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A new edition of one of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history Ideal for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of Frederick Douglass’s memoir of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students’ understanding of slavery, abolitionism, and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass’s world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement.


Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 9780940450790
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1126
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A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass,Rayford Whittingham Logan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486431703
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
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Raised as a plantation slave who was taught to read and write by one of his owners, Frederick Douglass became a brilliant writer, eloquent orator, and major participant in the stuggle of African-Americans for freedom and equality. In this engrossing, first-hand narrative originally published in 1845, he vividly recounts early years of physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. A powerful autobiography of a passionate civil rights advocate, this book will be of value to anyone interested in African-American history.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 373681626X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
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In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with Frederick Douglass, the writer of the following Narrative. He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the southern prison-house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,—of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,—he was induced to give his attendance, on the occasion alluded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave (Webster's German Thesaurus Edition)
Author: Icon Reference
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780497257620
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 156
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If you are either learning German, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a German speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your German-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with German synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself

Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674053753
Page: 176
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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.

CliffsNotes on Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave
Author: John Chua
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
ISBN: 9780822008729
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 72
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you’ll meet the inspirational man who was born into a family of slavery in early America, educated himself through sheer determination and wiles, and went on to become one of America's great statesmen, writers, and orators. In addition to summaries and commentaries on the novel, you’ll also find Life and background of the author, Frederick Douglass A list of characters Helpful maps Critical essays covering slavery, Douglass’ life and writings, and more A review section that tests your knowledge A genealogy map Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

A Graphic Classic
Author: Terry M. West
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439057028
Category: African American abolitionists
Page: 19
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A graphic novel, based on Frederick Douglass' autobiography, tells the story of a slave who was determined to be free.

Flucht aus der Sklaverei

Author: Francis Bok
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404615407
Category: Fiction
Page: 334
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Er ist erst sieben Jahre alt, er ist stolz, auf den Markt zu gehen und Eier zu verkaufen. Er weiß nicht, dass dies der letzte Tag seines bisherigen Lebens ist. Dass er seine Familie nie wiedersehen wird. Dass er von gewissenlosen Banditen entführt wird, die ihn an eine arabische Familie verkaufen. Dass er fortan deren Sklave sein wird ...

Rethinking the Slave Narrative

Slave Marriage and the Narratives of Henry Bibb and William and Ellen Craft
Author: Charles J. Heglar
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313318757
Category: History
Page: 170
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The African American slave narrative is popularly viewed as the story of a lone male's flight from slavery to freedom, best exemplified by the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845). But in stressing Douglass's narrative as a model for the genre, scholars have ignored the formal and thematic importance of marriage and family in the slave narrative. This book examines the central role of marriage in The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849) and Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (1860). In doing so, the volume points to the influence of those narratives on the later fiction of Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Martin Delany, and invites a reexamination of current assumptions about slave narratives.

Frederick Douglass

Author: William S. McFeely
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393634116
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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“A detailed, finely written portrait of the imposing 19th-century leader.” —David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book Review Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass—orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America—was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature. In this Lincoln Prize– winning biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass— his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeat and transcendent courage—and re-creates the high drama of a turbulent era.


Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026808738
Page: 125
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