Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Google eBook)
This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.
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Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (The Autobiographies #1)User Review - Diane - Goodreads
What a powerful piece of writing this is. Slavery is such an ugly part of American history, and this narrative tells all of the ordeals that Frederick Douglass had to overcome, including whippings ... Read full review
Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (The Autobiographies #1)User Review - John Pistelli - Goodreads
Revisiting this for the American literature survey I'm teaching; it's been about a decade. Upon rereading, what stands out is Douglass's careful attention to the social dimension of slave resistance ... Read full review