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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass - Author

Peter J. Gomes - Introduction by

Gregory Stephens - Afterword by

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ISBN 9781101100097 | 160 pages | 07 Jun 2005 | Signet Classic | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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 in the South and reveals the daily terrors he suffered as a slave.
 
Written more than a century and a half ago by an African-American who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister to Haiti, and leader of his people, this timeless classic still speaks directly to our age. It is a record of savagery and inhumanity that goes far to explain why America still suffers from the great injustices of the past.
 
With an Introduction by Peter J. Gomes and an Afterword by Gregory Stephens