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Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty.

Published in 1845—just seven years after his escape—Douglass’s narrative sold five thousand copies in its first four months in print. His story’s impact—then and now—makes Douglass a key figure in the fight for African American freedom and equality in the United States.

Revised edition: Previously published as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, this edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Mom of Many
  • 17-10-2020

Should be required reading for every American

I can't believe I never read this in high school or in college, and I was an English major.

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  • Prophet Zach
  • 06-10-2020

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this Autobiography has left me speechless!! Black people HAS SUFFERED SO MUCH at the hand of All HUMAN RACE, PARTICULARLY AND MORE DIRECTLY BY WHITE AMERICA until its left my soul feel quite bitter towards them all! But just as CHRIST forgave me even so I forgive

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  • Michael
  • 19-07-2020

Life of Frederick Douglass

One of the three autobiographical works by Douglass. As such an invaluable look into the horrors of slavery.

Amazon appends an unwanted extended commercial preview at the end, so minus two stars solely for Amazon fiddling.

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  • Muggle Mom
  • 04-07-2020

Incredible history

Incredible and tragic history borne on the back of Mr Frederick Douglass and many others. Should be required reading

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  • Kwazar
  • 13-02-2019

Shocking but captivating!

Interesting way to get history lesson. Felt like we were having a disturbingly intimate conversation.

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