Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself (Yale Nota Bene) Paperback – 16 Mar 2001
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Douglass escaped slavery in 1838 and became a tireless campaigner for abolitionism. This autobiography lays bare the realities of slavery in antebellum America. The eloquence of Douglass' writing, with an immediacy and honesty found shocking at the time, make this an invaluable record of one of humanity's most shameful acts. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Relive history with this one-of-a-kind, firsthand account by a man who overcame slavery and became a beacon of hope to all. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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The narrative is extremely well written, had Frederick Douglass had a modern education he may have had an academic career; however Black people would not have had him to speak up for the unbelievable cruelty which slaves had to endure. I knew that slaves were whipped but not to the extent and certainly not in the ways described by him.
The book was excellent in regard to value and I will read it again in the future.
His narrative is such an influence that many Academics have studied it and at the start of the book there are many comments which should be read again after completing the reading of it.
Great man, great book.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A heartbreaking read about the horrors of slavery. Sometimes funny. The narrative is good! All in all, a good book!Published 4 months ago by jamalizer
This was an eye opener for me,also very informative did not realize how many black educated people were in America in those days. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant and an accurate and moving account of the life of a black slavePublished 17 months ago by Marina Stewart
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