Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Paperback)

By Frederick Douglass, Jr. Houston A. Baker (Editor)

Penguin Books, 9780140390124, 159pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1982

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/16/2009)
Paperback (1/13/2015)
Paperback (12/17/2018)
Paperback (9/20/2018)
Paperback (12/17/2018)
Paperback (10/6/2010)
Paperback (1/1/2011)
Paperback (1/24/2019)

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Written more than a century ago by Frederick Douglass, a former slave who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister, and a leader of his people, this masterpiece is one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. Douglass's shocking narrative takes the reader into the world of the South's antebellum plantations and reveals the daily terrors he suffered as a slave, shedding invaluable light on one of the most unjust periods in the history of America. Published for the first time as a Signet Classic.

About the Author

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.