Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Born into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America’s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass’ own account of his journey from slave to one of America’s great... show more
Born into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America’s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass’ own account of his journey from slave to one of America’s great statesmen, writers, and orators is as fascinating as it is inspiring. This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Douglass’ nineteenth-century style and vocabulary.
Publish date: September 1st 2004
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc.
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Read For School
, African American
, American History
So apparently this is the week that in trying to finish my popsugar reading challenge for the year I'm reading books on race. This book is a really interesting insight into Fredrick Douglass' life. The appendix on this book and the discussion of Christianity as following Christ's teaching verses the...
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. With a slave owning father - who was presumably his first master - and a slave mother, all Douglass ever knew was slavery. However, even though he was a slave, he knew he was being denied his basic human rights without anyone telling him: "The white children...
So, in history right now I am learning about the pre-Civil War (the Era of Reform) and the Civil War. And Frederick Douglass was mentioned in my textbook. The chapter he was mentioned in is actually really interesting, so I might just check this out. If I can find time. We shall see....
A straight-forward, honest account of the life of a slave. Mr Douglass's writing is at times blunt and brutal, at other times, lyrical and haunting. I'll be thinking about this for a while. I highly suggest everyone read this.
I don't know that this book needs any praise from me to bolster its reputation or anything, but I'll just say that it's beautifully written and even more beautifully direct in its assessments and depictions of life under slavery—and of the hypocrisy which buttressed the institution. It should also g...