Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave /

This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the Unit...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Other Authors: Blight, David W.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, [1993]
Series:Bedford books in American history.
Table of Contents:
  • INTRODUCTION: "A Psalm of Freedom"
  • Pt. 1. The Document
  • Preface by William Lloyd Garrison, May 1,1845
  • Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq., April 22,1845. Narrative Of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself
  • Pt. 2. Selected Reviews, Documents, and Speeches. Caleb Bingham, "Dialogue Between a Master and a Slave," in The Columbian Orator (1797). Margaret Fuller, Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, New York Tribune, June 10, 1845. Ephraim Peabody, "Narratives of Fugitive Slaves," excerpt, Christian Examiner, July 1849. Nathaniel P. Rogers, "Southern Slavery and Northern Religion," two addresses delivered in Concord, New Hampshire, February 11, 1844, as reported in (Concord, N.H.) Herald Freedom, February 16,1844. Frederick Douglass, "My Slave Experience in Maryland," an address delivered in New York City, May 6, 1845, as recorded in National Antislavery Standard, May 22,1845. Frederick Douglass, Letter to Thomas Auld, September 3, 1848, published in The North Star, September 8,1848; and The Liberator, September 22, 1848. Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" speech delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852
  • App. A Douglass chronology (1818-1895).