Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (Paperback)

An American Slave

By Frederick Douglass

Anchor Books, 9780385007054, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 1963



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. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.

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.