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

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

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Written by Frederick DouglassAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Frederick Douglass and Harriet JacobsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony AppiahAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kwame Anthony Appiah

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: October 10, 2000
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78328-2 (0-679-78328-8)
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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 into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading.

These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.