Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass (Author) John R. McKivigan (Editor)
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"This edition is the most valuable teaching tool on slavery and abolition available today. It is exceptional."--Nancy Hewitt, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University

One of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history, now available in a critical edition

Ideal for independent reading or for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of the memoir written by Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students' understanding of slavery, abolitionism, and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass's world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement.

Product Details

Yale University Press
Publish Date
October 25, 2016
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an African American abolitionist and social reformer, author, orator, and statesman. John R. McKivigan is Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Peter P. Hinks is a well-published author of scholarly monographs and documentary volumes. Heather L. Kaufman is a research associate of the Douglass Papers.