Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave


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Frederick Douglass (c.1818-1895) was born into slavery but escaped in 1838, quickly becoming involved in the abolitionist movement. Following publication in 1845 of this autobiography he risked recognition and recapture by his owner, and so fled the United States. This reissue is of the Dublin edition of 1845, with a preface by Douglass explaining his reasons for his journey to Britain. Opening with a touching explanation of how he doesn't know his birthday, Douglass describes his early life and the growing awareness of the ...

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Mar 21, 2007

Not my sort of thing...

...but very good if you are interested in slave stories. I was actually surprised at how entertaining it was for a slave story. I had to read it for an english class and it was a breeze for such an assignment because it was actually interesting. I do recommend it to anyone that likes this sort of book though.

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