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Frederick Douglass

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
Modern Library | Paperback | December 2004
$6.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-47823-8 (0-345-47823-1)

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






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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-78328-2 (0-679-78328-8)

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... Read more






My Bondage and My Freedom
Written by Frederick Douglass, Introduction by John Stauffer
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$12.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7031-9 (0-8129-7031-4)

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






My Bondage and My Freedom
Written by Frederick Douglass, Introduction by John David Smith, Noted by John David Smith
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$15.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043918-2 (0-14-043918-8)

Ex-slave Frederick Douglass's second autobiography-written after ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor William Lloyd Garrison-catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave. Written during his celebrated career as a speaker and newspaper... Read more






Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Written by Frederick Douglass, Afterword by Gregory Stephens, Introduction by Peter J. Gomes
Signet | Paperback | June 2005
$4.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-52994-7 (0-451-52994-4)

Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre-Civil War plantations... Read more






Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Written by Frederick Douglass, Edited by Ira Dworkin, Introduction by Ira Dworkin
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310730-9 (0-14-310730-5)

An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials

The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and... Read more






Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Written by Frederick Douglass
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 1963
$10.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-00705-4 (0-385-00705-1)

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' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. Read more






The Portable Frederick Douglass
Written by Frederick Douglass, Edited by John Stauffer and Henry Louis Gates, Introduction by John Stauffer and Henry Louis Gates
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2016
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310681-4 (0-14-310681-3)

A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader
 
This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently... Read more






Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Written by Frederick Douglass, Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Dell | Paperback | January 1997
$6.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-22228-6 (0-440-22228-1)

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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