Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
Includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a 33-page introduction by the Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition in 1845; 148 pgs, pb.
This classic, written by Frederick Douglass himself, recounts his miserable experiences as an American slave, the injustices he faced, his dangerous escape to the North, and the beginning of his life as a writer and abolitionists. Details of life in the fields, cabins, and mansions of pre-Civil War plantations in the South reveal the daily terrors he suffered as a slave. It's a very powerful story and a must-read for African American, pre-Civil War, or civil rights studies. We offer several complete and unabridged editions to this influential book.