Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2005 - Fiction - 160 pages
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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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User Review  - ted_newell - LibraryThing

All racists and unwitting racists should read this book and be changed. I see why it made the huge difference it did when it was written before the U S Civil War. If absolutely everyone had read it ... Read full review

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One of the best books I ever read. His story is an inspiration for a young black person like myself to want to continue my education because of how hard he fought for his education & the reasons his ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
19
CHAPTER II
25
CHAPTER III
32
CHAPTER IV
37
CHAPTER V
42
CHAPTER VI
47
CHAPTER VII
51
CHAPTER VIII
58
CHAPTER IX
64
CHAPTER X
70
CHAPTER XI
106
APPENDIX
122
AFTERWORD
129
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
141
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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey (Frederick Douglass) was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland. He took the name Douglass after escaping from the South in 1838.

As a leader in the abolitionist movement, Douglass was famed for his eloquent yet incisive political writing. And, like his near-contemporary, Booker T. Washington, understood the central importance of education in improving the lives of African Americans, and was therefore an early proponent of desegregation.

A firm believer in equal rights for all, Douglass attended a meeting of the National Council of Women in Washington, D.C., in the hours before his death in February 1895.

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