ISBN-10:
1319048897
ISBN-13:
9781319048891
Pub. Date:
09/02/2016
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself / Edition 3

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself / Edition 3

by David W. Blight
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Overview

Get to know the iconic historical figure, Frederick Douglass through his story and his writing as the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass details his entire bioography from where his inspiration came from as well as what impact he had on contemporary fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781319048891
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 09/02/2016
Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 201,801
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David W. Blight is Professor of History at Yale University; he taught at Amherst College for thirteen years. His scholarly work is concentrated on nineteenth-century America, with a special interest in the Civil War and Reconstruction, African American history, and American intellectual and cultural history. He has lectured widely on Frederick Douglass and served as a consultant to documentary films on African American history, including the PBS television film Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History. His book, Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee is an award-winning intellectual biography of Douglass and a study of the meaning of the Civil War. His work Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory was awarded the Bancroft Prize in American History, the Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize, as well as four awards from the Organization of American Historians. He is the author of numerous essays on abolitionism and African American intellectual history, and his latest work is a collection of essays entitled Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the Civil War.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

List of Illustrations xiii

Part 1 Introduction: "A Psalm of Freedom" 1

Part 2 Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself 29

Preface William Lloyd Garrison, May 1, 1845 31

Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq., April 22, 1845 38

Chapter I 40

Chapter II 45

Chapter III 51

Chapter IV 54

Chapter V 57

Chapter VI 61

Chapter VII 64

Chapter VIII 69

Chapter IX 74

Chapter X 78

Chapter XI 104

Appendix 117

Part 3 Related Documents 123

1 Dialogue, between a Master and a Slave, 1797 Caleb Bingham 125

2 Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, June 10, 1845 Margaret Fuller 128

3 Narratives of Fugitive Slaves, July 1849 Ephraim Peabody 130

4 Southern Slavery and Northern Religion: Two Addresses, February 11, 1844 Nathaniel P. Rogers 134

5 My Slave Experience in Maryland, May 6, 1845 Frederick Douglass 137

6 Letter to William Lloyd Garrison, September 1, 1845 Frederick Douglass 141

7 What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?, July 5,1852 Frederick Douglass 145

Appendixes

A Frederick Douglass Chronology (1818-1895) 171

Questions for Consideration 178

Selected Bibliography 180

Index 183

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very smart ,brave slave. Very informative of hardships,luck, wanting to succeed ,and he ,kin,and friends wanting to be treated fairly and equally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written
AshRyan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"From that moment, I understood the pathway from slavery to freedom...Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read."One of the greatest books ever written. If you have yet to read it, you are depriving yourself of one of life's finest experiences.
clintwrede on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells you something you already know--slavery was, and is, evil--and tells you in the politest of ways, and yet still manages to be shocking in Douglass's calm, first-person account of his life as a slave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in and layd next to you on my side* im sorry im late baby. I have more time tonight so we can talk longer.
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What more can I say?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
From the beginning of the book to the end you can somewhat feel the suffering and the additional weight put on the slaves. Federick Douglass specifies what he goes threough and what he does about it in this book. He basically tells it all. This is one of the greatest books i'vc ever read by far.
Anonymous 9 months ago
it is a great book with a unique perspective about slavery in America.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend reading this book. Very informative and truthful. A great narritive, and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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