Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Book — 1 online resource (xxxvi, 125 pages).
* Introduction Robert B. Stepto * Note on the Text * Chronology of Frederick Douglass's Life Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass * Selected Bibliography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
No book more vividly explains the horror of American slavery and the emotional impetus behind the antislavery movement than Frederick Douglass' "Narrative". In an introductory essay, Robert Stepto re-examines the extraordinary life and achievement of a man who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of our most important writers. The John Harvard Library text reproduces the first edition, published in Boston in 1845. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Douglass begins by saying that he does not know his birthday and this bothers him. What a simple statement yet is conveys so much of the laments of an ex slave and the cruelty of the slave system. Douglass was a famous orator who wrote his memoirs as a means of discussing abolition. The writings of Frederick Douglass are seen as being the most influential in the 19th century and helped strengthen the abolitionist movement. (source: Nielsen Book Data)