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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
1997
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
449.8
KB

Customer Reviews

Odcsupply ,

Great read

As a black man in America, is it profound that some of these racial tensions still exist in 2016. This book was humbling by Frederick giving his accounts of slavery and what he saw through his experience. All races of people can enjoy this book, that's why it was a best seller in the 1800's, when most blacks were illiterate slaves.

writer4you ,

A Book Every American Must Read!

When it comes to slavery, very little has been said about it. Not in the case with Frederick Douglass. He takes you into the mind of the whites, slaves, and the laws of the land. When you read this book prepare yourself to read some horrific passages. To see the dark side of Christianity acted only to a selective race was profound in itself. I can’t but feel for Frederick as he suffered so little but lost a lot with liberating other slaves. He is one to be remembered! A book every American must read because…America truly wasn’t land of the free until you read Frederick’s account.

Ashleyspretties ,

It’s BLANK!

I started the book, the first page was blank. I continued to skim through the book and every page was blank. Wish I could have read it.

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