Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated



Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts[1]. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass's life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man.

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Independently Published
Publish Date
May 31, 2019
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.33 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author

Frederick Douglass was one of the original and most influential African American leaders, abolitionists, speakers, writers, and statesman of all time. He is perhaps remembered best for composing his own autobiographical stories, including this narrative. Born into slavery, Douglass learned to read and write as a young boy. He eventually escaped from slavery and went to New York City. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave. After the Civil War he was active in securing and protecting the rights of freemen. In his later years he filled a variety of important public leadership and diplomatic roles. His other autobiographical works include My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.