Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Google eBook)
Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre-Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he suffered as a slave.
Written more than a century and a half ago by an African-American who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister to Haiti, and leader of his people, this timeless classic still speaks directly to our age. It is a record of savagery and inhumanity that goes far to explain why America still suffers from the great injustices of the past.
With an Introduction by Peter J. Gomes and an Afterword by Gregory Stephens
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Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (The Autobiographies #1)User Review - Adam - Goodreads
For years I have devoured anything I could about the US Civil War and the sociology of the antebellum nation. I can't account for how I'm only just now reading these books. Frederick Douglass's ... Read full review
Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (The Autobiographies #1)User Review - Jydalis Santana - Goodreads
Book #1 NLFD I would recommend this book to others because it is a book that has a really clear description, which makes the reader wants to know what is going to happen next. Frederick Douglass gives ... Read full review