Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9798702759760
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Release: 2021-01-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts[1]. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781460406229
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Release: 2018-03-15
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published in the bicentenary year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and in a Black Lives Matter era, this edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass presents new research into his life as an activist and an author. A revolutionary reformer who traveled in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales as well as the US, Douglass published many foreign-language editions of his Narrative. While there have been many Douglasses over the decades and even centuries, the Frederick Douglass we need now is no iconic, mythic, or legendary self-made man but a fallible, mortal, and human individual: a husband, father, brother, and son. His rallying cry inspires today’s activism: “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” Recognizing that Douglass was bought and sold on the northern abolitionist podium no less than on the southern auction block, this edition introduces readers to Douglass’s multiple declarations of independence. The Narrative appears alongside his private correspondence as well as the early speeches and writings in which he did justice to the “grim horrors of slavery.” This volume also traces Douglass’s activism and authorship in the context of the reformist work of his wife, Anna Murray, and of his daughters and sons.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9780486284996
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Release: 1995-04-13
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins, the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive descriptions, and storytelling power.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9783736800724
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Release: 2019-06-09
Editor: BookRix
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass. During the Civil War he assisted in the recruiting of colored men for the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiments and consistently argued for the emancipation of slaves. After the war he was active in securing and protecting the rights of the freemen. In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti. His other autobiographical works are My Bondage And My Freedom and Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively. He died in 1895.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307416186
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations. From the Paperback edition.

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass an American slave Written by himself With Appendix

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass  an American slave  Written by himself   With  Appendix
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590310891
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Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Life of Frederick Douglass

The Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: David F. Walker
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780399581458
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Recently returned to the cultural spotlight, Frederick Douglass's impact on American history is felt even in today's current events. Comic book writer and filmmaker David F. Walker joins with the art team of Damon Smyth and Marissa Louise to bring the long, exciting, and influential life of Douglass to life in comic book form. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass's image and influence), and the Civil War. Told from Douglass's point of view and based on his own writings, The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780300225297
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new edition of one of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history Ideal for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of Frederick Douglass’s memoir of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students’ understanding of slavery, abolitionism, and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass’s world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: David W. Blight
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1319048897
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Release: 2016-09-02
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass,John W. Blassingame,John R. McKivigan,Peter P. Hinks,Gerald Fulkerson
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0300087012
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Release: 2001
Editor: Yale Nota Bene
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an autobiographical account by runaway slave Frederick Douglass that chronicles his experiences with his owners and overseers and discusses how slavery affected both slaves and slaveholders.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1774260212
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Release: 2020-11-20
Editor: East India Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in the state of Maryland. He was separated from his mother at an early age, and although she lived a mere 12 miles, he only met her a few times before her death when Douglass was seven years old. In his teenage years he taught himself to read, and started teaching his fellow slaves how to read the New Testament of the Bible.This was not looked well upon by the slave owning class. The beatings that followed nearly broke his spirit. However, he instead he resolved upon escape. After a number of unsuccessful attempts Douglass escaped to the northern states in 1838. His journey of escape from slavery in Maryland to New York City was assisted by members of the underground railroad, and took less than twenty-four hours to complete.He quickly became a public figure in the abolitionist movement. A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is the first book Douglass wrote on his life and the subject of slavery. This work documents Douglass's early life, his escape to the north, and his early career in the abolitionist cause. Lately the work has had renewed public interest due to the state of race relations in the United States, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780857089106
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Release: 2021-08-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

DISCOVER ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ACCOUNTS OF SLAVERY IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA One of history’s greatest crimes, the American slave trade led to the suffering of untold numbers of men and women. But how can we better understand the lives and experiences of those who endured it? Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a harrowing first hand look at the brutal indignities of slavery in the nineteenth century, and the society that allowed it to happen. To better understand our shared present, we need to fully grapple with our difficult past. Douglass’ Narrative is a key piece of that puzzle. An insightful introduction by Debra Newman Ham, a former Black history archivist for the Library of Congress, analyzes the text and looks at the key events in Douglass’ life.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Fourth of July Speech

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Fourth of July Speech
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1952433606
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Release: 2020-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave
Author: Fredrick Douglass
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780486831657
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Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass based his only fictional work on the gripping true story of the biggest slave rebellion in U.S. history. The Heroic Slave was inspired by a courageous uprising led by Madison Washington in 1841. Washington rallied 18 of the 135 slaves aboard a ship bound for New Orleans, the country's primary slave-trading market. The mutineers seized control, landing the ship in the British-controlled Bahamas, where their freedom was recognized. Originally published nearly a decade before the Civil War, Douglass's novella was one of the earliest examples of African-American fiction. Douglass presents Madison Washington's heroism less as a matter of violent escape and more as a voluntary act of claiming self-ownership. Douglass's retelling encouraged readers to engage in the abolitionist cause. It captivated readers by equating black slaves' rebellion against tyranny with the spirit and democratic ideals of the American Revolution.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave  Written by Himself
Author: Frederick Douglass,Angela Y. Davis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0872865274
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Release: 2010-02-03
Editor: City Lights Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new edition of the African American masterpiece featuring critical essays by Angela Y. Davis

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0393265447
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Release: 2016-08-15
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Using the 1845 first edition of the text, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, is the memoir of orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. This narrative follows Douglass from his enslaved youth through his escape to freedom. The text comes paired with explanatory footnotes, headnotes, and an introduction by the editors. "Contexts" includes background and source materials written by Frederick Douglass and his contemporary peers, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and James Monroe Gregory. "Criticism" includes six varied selections by William L. Andrews, Robert D. Richardson, Houston A. Baker, Deborah McDowell, Jannine DeLombard, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that examine the influence of the narrative in literary and cultural spheres. A Chronology and a revised Selected Bibliography are also included." -- Provided by publisher.

Slavery and Racism in the Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass

Slavery and Racism in the Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780737769876
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Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This important volume explores the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass through the lens of slavery. Coverage includes an examination of Frederick Douglass' life and influences, a look at the portrayal of slavery in the Narrative, including religion and slavery's impact on the family and identity, and a selection of contemporary thought on slavery, such as agricultural slavery, labor exploitation, and sex slaves.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Second Edition

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  Second Edition
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780393270372
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Release: 2016-08-31
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades. This Norton Critical Edition includes: - Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative, the most influential autobiography of its kind. - A preface and explanatory footnotes by William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely. - Contemporary perspectives by Douglass, Margaret Fuller, James Monroe Gregory, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. - Essays by William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Deborah E. McDowell, Houston A. Baker, Jr., Jeannine Marie DeLombard, and Robert D. Richardson, Jr. - A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass,Rayford Whittingham Logan
Pages: 470
ISBN: 0486431703
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Release: 2003-11-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raised as a plantation slave who was taught to read and write by one of his owners, Frederick Douglass became a brilliant writer, eloquent orator, and major participant in the stuggle of African-Americans for freedom and equality. In this engrossing, first-hand narrative originally published in 1845, he vividly recounts early years of physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. A powerful autobiography of a passionate civil rights advocate, this book will be of value to anyone interested in African-American history.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: David W. Blight
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9781416590323
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights. In this “cinematic and deeply engaging” (The New York Times Book Review) biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. “Absorbing and even moving…a brilliant book that speaks to our own time as well as Douglass’s” (The Wall Street Journal), Blight’s biography tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. “David Blight has written the definitive biography of Frederick Douglass…a powerful portrait of one of the most important American voices of the nineteenth century” (The Boston Globe). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Frederick Douglass won the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher awards and was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time.