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In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti–slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative. He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the southern prison–house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,­—of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,­—he was induced to give his attendance, on the occasion alluded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford

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The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart-­wrenching history. However, he was able to overcome everything that bound a slave to his life and become a leading spokesman for his people.

In this first of his three autobiographies, Douglass relates graphic descriptions of his childhood, his shocking experiences as a slave, and his thrilling escape from slavery to safety in the North and his pivotal freedom.

Originally published in 1845, a date significant for the fact that very few African Americans could read or write at that time, this tale of sadness, danger, and eventual liberation will appeal to readers of all kinds. For those interested in African American history and the life of one of the most daring and heroic . . .

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“,­” writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, “[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.­” As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass—abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement—transforms himself from slave to fugitive to reformer, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought. Set from the text of the 1855 first edition, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes Douglass’s original Appendix, composed of excerpts from the author’s speeches as well as a letter he wrote to his former master.

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Douglass, Frederick. “My Escape from Slavery. ”

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Narrative o
f the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

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Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass - an American Slave written by himself (Slave Narrative Collection): Annotated Edition

You may have question in mind why you should read a slave narrative. Frederick Douglass's Narrative is not just about slavery but as a historical document, it paints an obvious picture of how the world looked from the bottom and what kind of place America was when "the land of the free" was only free for white people. Keybook Publishing has launched "Slave Narrative Collection" starting with this Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass - an American Slave written by himself for your Amazon Kindle.

This legendary collection is composed of:
Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass - an American Slave written by himself
My Bondage and My Freedom
The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
which comprehensively express the life of Frederick Douglass.

This first volume includes special features:
an explainable preface
author . . .

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Representative selections from the great body of speeches and writings of the great abolitionist and statesman focus on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-­Americans, reconstruction in the South, and other issues as vital to the present as they were to the times in which Douglass lived.

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The second in the series of three autobiographies penned by Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom picks up where Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass left off. This volume recounts more gripping details of Douglass' transformation from illiterate slave to leading light of the abolitionist movement and offers an extended philosophical meditation on the meaning of slavery.

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