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Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass, an outspoken abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1818 and, after his escape in 1838, repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $5.99

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $6.95

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume.

Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of... Read more >
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $11.00

Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it.

Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born... Read more >
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My Bondage and My Freedom

Written by Frederick Douglass
Introduction by John Stauffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $12.95

My Bondage and My Freedom,” writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, “[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.” As his... Read more >
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My Bondage and My Freedom

Written by Frederick Douglass
Introduction by John Stauffer


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Slave
Written by Frederick Douglass


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 1963
Price: $10.00

This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass's eloquence and powerful principles led him to become the first great African American leader. Douglass's shocking narrative takes the reader into the world of the... Read more >
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Slave
Written by Frederick Douglass
Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $6.99

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Slave
Written by Frederick Douglass
Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: January 2, 1997
Price: $6.99

Born a slave in Maryland circa 1817, Frederick Douglass went on to become the most influential and distinguished African American of the nineteenth century. As an abolitionist, newspaper publisher, orator and statesman, Douglass dedicated his life to the triumph of freedom over oppression for all black Americans.



Published shortly after his escape... Read more >
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