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 i was born in tuckahoe, near hillsborough, and about twelve miles from easton, in talbot county, maryland. Frederick douglass's narrative is basically an autobiography it's the story of his life from the time he was born a slave to the time of his escape to freedom in the north but it's also a piece with a strong political message when douglass wrote this book in 1845, slavery was still legal in much. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave: written by himself study guide contains a biography of frederick douglass, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, majo. A new vintage classics edition of the abolitionist leader's classic autobiography 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 frederick douglass's childhood in maryland was marked by tragedy.
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Life and times of frederick douglass, first published in 1881, records douglass's efforts to keep alive the struggle for racial equality in the years following the civil war now a socially and politically prominent figure, he looks back, with a mixture of pride and bitterness, on the triumphs and humiliations of a unique public career. In 1845, his autobiography (narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave: written by himself) was published to great acclaim he eloquently depicts the dehumanizing effects of. Frederick douglass biography frederick douglass (1818 - 1895) african-american, anti-slavery campaigner frederick douglass was a former slave who escaped to become a powerful anti-slavery orator.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave frederick douglass during his time. The collection includes several titles by frederick douglass including, the narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave frederick douglass national historic site, from the national park service. Read the narrative of the life of frederick douglass by author frederick douglass, free, online (table of contents) this book and many more are available.
One of our first books was a biography of frederick douglass, a well-known abolitionist our first draft wasn't very good because we were simply listing facts instead of telling a story. Biography of frederick douglass, 1818-1895 douglass, frederick (1808[sic]-1895) black leader frederick douglass was the most important black american leader of the 19th century he was born frederick augustus washington bailey, in talbot county, on maryland's eastern shore in 1808[sic], the son of a slave woman, and in all likelihood, her whi. To honor douglass this year, the frederick douglass family initiative is publishing a special edition of his first autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass: an american slave.
Cover of narrative of the life of frederick douglass in 1845 , autobiography of douglass, narrative of the life of frederick douglass , an american slave was published it was well received by both critics and the public selling 5,000 copies within four months. I have now reached a period of my life when i can give dates i left baltimore, and went to live with master thomas auld, at st michael's, in march, 1832 it was now more than. Douglass' 1845 autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, described his time as a slave in maryland it was one of five autobiographies he penned, along with. Frederick douglass (1818-1895) was an african american abolitionist and social reformer, author, orator, and statesmanjohn r mckivigan is mary o'brien gibson professor of history at indiana university-purdue university, indianapolis.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass has 76,255 ratings and 3,248 reviews kaeleigh said: i love the review on here that says, this book was kind. The biography of frederick douglass is emblematic of the lives of slaves and former slaves his struggle for freedom, devotion to the abolitionist cause, and lifetime battle for equality in america established him as perhaps the most important african-american leader of the 19th century frederick. Douglass's original narrative was followed by my bondage and my freedom (1855), which in turn was superseded by the life and times of frederick douglass, his last autobiography, published in.