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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass's dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America.
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.

Written more than a century and a half ago by a Black man 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

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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 7, 2005

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101100097
  • Release date: June 7, 2005

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781101100097
  • File size: 223 KB
  • Release date: June 7, 2005

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.9
Lexile® Measure:1070
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:6-9

Frederick Douglass's dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America.
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.

Written more than a century and a half ago by a Black man 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

Expand title description text