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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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This memoir written by writer, orator, and former slave Frederick Douglass describes, in gripping detail, the circumstances of his upbringing, his brutal treatment at the hands of slave-owners, and his narrow escape from Maryland to freedom. Written in 1845, this narrative is one of the most famous works of American literature and provided fuel for the abolitionist movement that began in the early 19th century.

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  • Rod Perlmutter
  • 26-02-2019

Astounding history, riveting performance

Middle- and high schools throughout the nation should teach this book. And for adults like me who didn't know Douglass wrote an autobiography, this is a vivid, eye-opening testimony of the perverse, inhumane institution of American slavery. Narrator Bill Andrew Quinn gives a spot-on performance of this book, perfect for the 19th century writing style. If you don't know this bit of history about the childhood slavery of one of America's most famous abolitionists, you should listen to this.