Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

By: Frederick Douglass
Published By: Double9 Books
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While residing in Lynn, Massachusetts, famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass penned Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in 1845 as a memoir and abolitionist dissertation. It is sometimes regarded as the best-known of several accounts by former slaves that were published about the same time. The poem recounts his life experiences in precise detail and is regarded as one of the works of literature that had the greatest impact on the American abolitionist movement in the early 19th century. Eleven chapters make up Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which details Douglass's time spent as a slave and his aspirations to be set free. There are two forewords by prominent white abolitionists: a letter by Wendell Phillips and a preface by William Lloyd Garrison, both of which support the accuracy of the tale and the author's literacy. On May 1st, 1845, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was released, and 5,000 copies had been sold. Nearly 30,000 copies had been sold by 1860. He left Lynn, Massachusetts after the book was published and spent two years sailing to England and Ireland out of concern that his owner in the United States would try to get him back.

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Frederick Douglass

American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was also a writer. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born sometime around February 1817, and he passed away in February 1895. After escaping slavery in Maryland, he rose to prominence as a national figure in the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. He was well-recognized for his incisive antislavery writings and speeches. Because of this, abolitionists of his era referred to him as a "living refutation" of slaveholders' assertions that slaves lacked the intelligence to live as autonomous citizens of the United States. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a famous orator had formerly been a slave. Douglass was inspired to write his first autobiography by this lack of belief. Frederick Douglass published three autobiographies, the first of which, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), became a bestseller and had a significant impact on advancing the abolitionist movement. His second book, My Bondage, and My Freedom, also detailed his experiences as a slave (1855). After the Civil War, Douglass actively fought for the rights of freed slaves and published Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, his final autobiography.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 106 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357279008
  • ISBN-13: 9789357279000
  • Item Weight: 127.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.28 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Biography & Autobiography / General