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Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (Annotated) [Kindle Edition]


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n 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Frederick Douglass published this powerful account of his life in bondage and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass's career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North. It has become a classic of American autobiography.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490570543
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RESOUNDING WIND PUBLISHING (9 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,138,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story everybody should read. 11 April 2012
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Frederick Douglass was a major figure in the era leading up to the Civil War, and the furious debates raging about the nature and fate of the "peculiar institution" of slavery at the time. Born a slave, brutalized and beaten down for much of his early life, Douglass ran away, educated himself, and became a major voice and major celebrity within the abolitionist movement. Eloquent, dignified, and forceful, he was an important personality in the growth of the abolitionist movement, and someone in our history that everyone should know about. This book was a sensation in it's time, exposing to the general population what the real conditions of slavery were, and what they entailed. It turned thousands against slavery, and was an important influence on the opinions of many who were ambivalent. A century and a half later, it is still a powerful testament of the time, and a powerful story of a man overcoming his circumstances to become something better.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
By Sandra L. Starr - Published on
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What a remarkable man. This should be required reading.
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving and Provacative 5 Jun. 2014
By Jerrilynn - Published on
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I thought this was an excellent first hand account of Mr. Douglass's life. It can hardly be called entertaining. But I enjoyed the book because I enjoyed the first person point of view. I could hear the anger, frustration, amusement, sarcasm, and triumph in Mr. Douglass's tone and tempo. I appreciated this book for it's educational value. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a more rounded story of what life was like around the U.S. Civil War for African Americans.
5.0 out of 5 stars great insight 3 April 2014
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This is a great insight on what really happened to Slaves. Every one should read this book at least once in their lives, WOW
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching 5 Mar. 2014
By Zoni - Published on
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Brilliant book, really captures the horrid and disgusting treatment colored people undergoes during slavery and a mans dire need to better himself through knowledge and freedom.
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