Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass: an American slave

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In addition to its far-reaching impact on the antislavery movement in the United States and abroad, Douglass’s fugitive slave narrative won recognition for its literary excellence, which has since earned it a place among the classics of nineteenth-century American autobiography. This Norton Critical Edition reprints the 1845 first edition of Douglass’s compelling work. Explanatory annotations accompany the text.A rich selection of "Contexts" provides the reader with contemporary perspectives. Included are the little-known preface that Douglass wrote in 1846 for the second Irish edition; a public exchange of letters between A. C. C. Thompson, a former slaveholder, and Douglass; three autobiographical portraits of Douglass's parents; Douglass’s account of his escape from slavery, which he chose not to include in the 1845 Narrative; samples of Douglass’s use of his slave experience in two of his most influential antislavery speeches; and reminiscences by James Monroe Gregory and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of Douglass as both orator and friend."Criticism" collects six essential assessments of the Narrative’s historical and literary aspects, by William S. McFeely, Peter Ripley, Robert B. Stepto, William L. Andrews, Houston A. Baker, Jr., and Deborah E. McDowell. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.
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auth_author2 Charles, John, 1962-, Hearn, Raymond,, McDowell, Deborah E., 1951-, Parker, Philip M.
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display_description Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS. During the Civil War he assisted in the recruiting of colored men for the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiments and consistently argued for the emancipation of slaves. After the war he was active in securing and protecting the rights of the freemen. In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, Marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti. His other autobiographical works are MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM and LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively. He died in 1895.
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subject_facet Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography, Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries, African American abolitionists -- Biography, African American abolitionists -- Biography -- Dictionaries, African Americans -- Biography, Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895, Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895 -- Dictionaries, Downloadable audio, English language -- Dictionaries -- Korean, Slavery, Slavery -- Maryland, Slaves -- United States -- Biography, Streaming audio
title_display Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave
title_full Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave / Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave / edited with an introduction by Deborah E. McDowell ; with notes by John Charles, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass [electronic resource] : an American slave / Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself. Edited by Benjamin Quarles, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave, The narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass [electronic resource] : an American slave / Frederick Douglass ; [edited by Philip M. Parker]
title_short Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass :
title_sub an American slave
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Politics