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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass was born into bondage and sold repeatedly in the slave markets of the South. Because he secretly taught himself to read and write, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.834
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Must Read Book

by Timothy M on Aug 6, 2013

Douglass' narrative is one of the most important texts in American History. Everyone should read this to understand that Literacy is important, that studying reading and writing just for the sake of reading and writing isn't enough. Reading and writing can transform our lives, open doors of opportunity ... More



by thebookwormalex on Nov 14, 2010

This book is an excellent work. The former slave Frederick Douglass narrates his life story and shows us emotionally the cruelty of the slavery in America and turns effectively the reader into an abolitionist. The hatred in me, built by the narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, grew bigger and ... More


Not to miss

by Francesca on Jan 6, 2008

Did you read this in school? Sometimes a classic narrative gets missed. Don't miss this one. Douglass chose his surname after his escape from slavery. He did not know his birth date nor his father. He was separated from his mother as a baby, according to the customs of slavery. With a small start from ... More


A masterpiece of Human Endurance

by ghmus7 on Dec 29, 2007

By all accounts, this is one of the most important books regarding our American Heritage. Although not easy to read, and frequently wrenching and saddening, it tells the story of a man who rose form the most miserable beginnings to become the first authentic leader of African-Americans in the United ... More

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