NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASSFREDERICK DOUGLASS Book Number: 90133 Product format: Paperback
Born into slavery in Talbot County, MD, Frederick Douglass became a champion of the Abolitionist Movement after escaping to the North in 1838. He later remarked upon his arrival in New York 'I have often been asked how I felt when I first found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity.' A much-admired orator and writer, active in both the Abolitionist and the Women's Suffrage Movements, Douglass is best remembered for this autobiography along with 'My Bondage and My Freedom' and his speeches, all of which offer important glimpses into American history. This Knickerbocker Classics edition has a flexibound fabric jacket with a repeating wire decorative pattern and an elastic closure, as well as a comprehensive introduction. First published 1845 the text describes not only Douglass' life as a slave but also his tremendous journey to freedom, a coloured man who became a self-made man: 'I shall not be charged with slandering Americans.' Quotes and speeches included and a remembrance of Abraham Lincoln.
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