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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

an American slave

by Frederick Douglass

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Published by Signet Classics in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895,
    • Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography,
    • African American abolitionists -- Biography,
    • Slaves -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-144).

      Statementwritten by himself ; with an introduction by Peter J. Gomes and a new afterword by Gregory Stephens.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE449 .D749 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 144 p. ;
      Number of Pages144
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3395333M
      ISBN 100451529944
      LC Control Number2005006971
      OCLC/WorldCa58526682

      Douglass made his way to the safe house of abolitionist David Ruggles in New York in less than 24 hours. In Baltimore, Douglass starts a new life with new experience as the region is like a new world to him. Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it limited expansion of suffrage to black men; she predicted its passage would delay for decades the cause for women's right to vote. The Narrative was his biggest seller, and probably allowed him to raise the funds to gain his legal freedom the following year, as discussed below. Murray encouraged him and supported his efforts by aid and money.

      May of Syracuse, and my esteemed friend [Robert R. He was, however, appointed U. Douglass comments on the abuse suffered under Covey, a religious man, and the relative peace under the more favourable, but more secular, Freeland. Brown and his associates were defeated by U. Douglass had fallen in love with Murray, who assisted him in his final attempt to escape slavery in Baltimore.

      Her free status strengthened his belief in the possibility of gaining his own freedom. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is a moving account of the courage of one man's struggle against the injustice of antebellum slavery. In time, he became interested in literacy; he began reading and copying bible verses, and he eventually converted to Christianity. Master Hugh tries to find a lawyer but all refuse, saying they can only do something for a white person. Auld disapproves of slaves being taught how to read, Douglass realizes the importance of reading and the possibilities that this skill could help him. Travels to Ireland and Great Britain Douglass inaround 29 years of age Douglass' friends and mentors feared that the publicity would draw the attention of his ex-owner, Hugh Auld, who might try to get his "property" back.


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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass book

Trying a different Web browser might help. In his efforts, Douglass manages to write the narrative about his life in order to educate other people on how to find their way out of slavery.

Douglass spends a year with Covey, who cruelly and brutally whips the slave until Douglass finally fights him. The following Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Summary analyzes three sections of the book briefly. Anna and Frederick then settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which had a thriving free black community.

They also prevented blacks from participating in government and, in general, stripped them of their constitutional rights. He succeeds in reaching New Bedfordbut does not give details of how he does so in order to protect those who helped him and to allow the possibility for other slaves escape by similar means.

Crowds were not always hospitable to Douglass. She was assigned to work in a field many miles away and was not allowed to stay with her son, seeing him only furtively during rare visits at night. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany.

Douglass died of heart failure on February 20,at the age of approximately seventy-seven. Following his release about a week later, he is sent to Baltimore once more, but this time to learn a trade.

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Slavery still existed, and he didn't want to prevent other slaves from escaping in a similar way. At this point, Douglass is employed as a calker and receives wages, but is forced to give every cent to Master Auld in due time.

Douglass joined a black church and attended abolitionist meetings. It was a time of joyous excitement which words can but tamely describe. His entire journey to freedom took less than 24 hours.

Frederick Douglass

He set sail for Liverpool on August 16,and eventually arrived in Ireland as the Potato Famine was beginning. He carried identification papers obtained from a free black seaman.

Douglass implies that the Captain has a particular sexual interest in Hester, who is quite beautiful.Jan 22,  · To expand his audience and to document the authenticity of his story, Douglass published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, in The book was critically acclaimed and sold well both in the United States and in Europe/5.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book Review FYI, I wrote this 15 years ago while in college copying over some old reviews now!

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

I first read the biographical introduction about Frederick Douglass and learned many new things. Jul 12,  · Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation inDouglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to /5(K).

Apr 01,  · Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass gives a vivid first-hand account of what nineteenth century slave life was like for one man. Unfortunately, abolitionist ideas and money steered that one man in the writing of his atlasbowling.com by: Apr 12,  · For my "Classic that relates to the African-American Experience" I chose Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, written, of course by Frederick Douglass, although at the time of its publication (), detractors attempted to say that the book was too well-written to have been composed by a self-taught slave.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is a autobiography written by Frederick Douglass himself that told of his experiences of being a slave in the United States.

He expresses the brutality the slave owners and how he struggled with running away to become a .