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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave

Author: Frederick Douglass; Houston A Baker
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1982.
Series: Penguin American library.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is a memoir written by famous American orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). This work 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 Douglass' life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Douglass; Houston A Baker
ISBN: 014039012X 9780140390124
OCLC Number: 8386814
Notes: Portrait on lining paper.
Description: 159 p. : port. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Suggestions for Further Reading 25 --
A Note on the Text 29 --
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave 31.
Series Title: Penguin American library.
Responsibility: written by himself ; edited with an introduction by Houston A. Baker, Jr.

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This volume is a memoir written by famous American orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). This work 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 Douglass' 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, recounting Douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man.

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