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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

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ISBN-10: 1576462862

ISBN-13: 9781576462867

Edition: 2000

Authors: Frederick Douglass

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Details the life of the internationally famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838 - how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and drivers, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die.
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Quiet Vision Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 126
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Born a slave in Maryland in about 1817, Frederick Douglass never became accommodated to being held in bondage. He secretly learned to read, although slaves were prohibited from doing so. He fought back against a cruel slave-breaker and finally escaped to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1838 at about the age of 21. Despite the danger of being sent back to his owner if discovered, Douglass became an agent and eloquent orator for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society. He lectured extensively in both England and the United States. As an ex-slave, his words had tremendous impact on his listeners. In 1845 Douglass wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which…