The true account of one man's struggle with slavery and his yearning to be free.,
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This review is from: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Paperback)
This turned out to be a fascinating, if painful journey of Frederick Douglass, born into American slavery during the 1800's.
Frederick shows immense courage, enduring the harsh reality of every day life on his Master's farm. His fortitude of character and sharp perception give him the edge when it comes to dealing with unjust owners, and the desire for a better life keeps him striving towards an almost impossible dream - freedom.
Written with a surprising eloquence and gentle honesty, Frederick reveals the shocking truth of the poor slave workers conditions, and just how far their 'respectable', often Christian white owners are prepared to go to keep it that way.
I was left with a warmth and respect for this intelligent, inspiring man, who seemed to harbour no bitterness towards his fellow man, despite the barbarity he had both witnessed and endured. Frederick also helped fight the injustices of others, including the vote for women.
A concise book of ninety nine pages, but well worth reading, and difficult to put down.