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Narrative of the life of frederick douglass / Frederick Douglass.

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  • ISBN: 9780486110103 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins - since few slaves of that period could write - the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
1080 Lexile.
7.9 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Dover Publications, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 506 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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