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 as a slave.
Written more than a century and a half ago by an African-American 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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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.
Boring af lol
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