Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born a slave in but he never stopped dreaming of his freedom How did he use education to get his freedom
  • Title: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • ISBN: 9781580495769
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in 1817, but he never stopped dreaming of his freedom How did he use education to get his freedom
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass,

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    Frederick Douglass n e Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born a slave in the state of Maryland in 1818 After his escape from slavery, Douglass became a renowned abolitionist, editor and feminist Having escaped from slavery at age 20, he took the name Frederick Douglass for himself and became an advocate of abolition Douglass traveled widely, and often perilously, to lecture against slavery His first of three autobiographies, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave, was published in 1845 In 1847 he moved to Rochester, New York, and started working with fellow abolitionist Martin R Delany to publish a weekly anti slavery newspaper, North Star Douglass was the only man to speak in favor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton s controversial plank of woman suffrage at the first women s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 As a signer of the Declaration of Sentiments, Douglass also promoted woman suffrage in his North Star Douglass and Stanton remained lifelong friends In 1870 Douglass launched The New National Era out of Washington, D.C He was nominated for vice president by the Equal Rights Party to run with Victoria Woodhull as presidential candidate in 1872 He became U.S marshal of the District of Columbia in 1877, and was later appointed minister resident and consul general to Haiti His District of Columbia home is a national historic site D 1895.More enpedia wiki Fredericpbs wgbh aia part4 4p1history.uh exhiloc collection frederis frdo indexmcrs museum exhibits

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  • Thank you Mr Douglass this was a life changer for me You are a true American hero and the fact that there are not monuments, government buildings, holidays or other commemorations of your life seems to me an oversight of epic proportions How often is it that you can honestly say that you ll never be the same after reading a book Well, this life story of a singular individual has changed mevocably I will never be able to sufficiently express my gratitude to Mr Douglass for that extraordinary gif [...]


  • I love the review on here that says, This book was kind of hard to get into because of the high level words used in this book In the year 2012 a grown adult product of the USA s educational system finds the vocabulary of a self taught 19th century slave beyond their comprehension, ahahahahahahaha God Bless America.


  • Once you learn to read you will forever be free This is powerful, so, so powerful This is a remarkable achievement considering it is written in such a straight forward manner by a man who taught himself to read There is no embellishment or dramatic imagery here it is simple, straightforward, harrowing, fact It is such a strong narrative that I m extremely glad I read I recommend it to everyone Moreover, to emphasise the sheer depravity, and brutality, these slaves were subjected to, the forward [...]


  • This book is not an important historical document to be placed in a glass case and venerated during Black History Month It should be read by all, regardless of race or creed, as a warning against prejudice and oppression.Douglass description of the cruel conditions of slavery is mind searing His analysis of the system which fostered and condoned it shows amazing depth He shows that slavery made wretched the lives of the victims but that it also warped the perpetrators, and created a regime in wh [...]


  • My copybook was the board fence, brick wall, and pavement my pen and ink was a lump of chalk With these, I learned mainly how to write As with Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, I feel as though I should start by reiterating these simple truths about the narrative Yes, Douglass did write this book himself No, he was not against Christianity, only a staunch opponent of hypocritical Christians No, he did not promote hatred of man his hate was of slavery The hearth is desolate The children, the [...]


  • Powerful, eloquent and utterly moving, especially considering it was written by a man who taught himself how to read and write while a slave The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass regrettably does not go into detail regarding the particulars of Douglass escape to freedom Having written his memoirs while slavery was still ongoing, he was afraid to reveal his methods for fear of endangering the lives of those who assisted him, as well as potentially shutting down an avenue of escape for o [...]


  • Book ReviewI first read the biographical introduction about Frederick Douglass and learned many new things I knew he wrote a few autobiographies, but I never knew that he spanned them over 40 years of writing and that he lived for close to 80 years I then read both the preface by Garrison and the letter to Douglas They were excellent introductions to the narrative by Frederick Douglass They set the mood and get you ready to experience a whole new set of emotions when you read Douglass Life of an [...]


  • I am familiar with Frederick Douglass life, and I m sure I ve read this but can t find it on my booklist sigh Nonetheless he was such a magnificent man that it bears rereading.What I like about Douglass than anything else at all is his clear thinking on subject peoples.He saw that the discrimination against blacks and women was from an identical stance That white men were imposing a structure of equality and entitlement that placed them at the top, and everyone else beneath them This is still t [...]



  • What a powerful piece of writing this is Slavery is such an ugly part of American history, and this narrative tells all of the ordeals that Frederick Douglass had to overcome, including whippings, beatings, hunger, tyrannical masters, backbreaking labor, and horrible living conditions Douglass was born in Maryland in 1818, but even that year is a guess because slaves were generally not allowed to know their birthdate He knew little of his mother because the master sent her away, and then she die [...]


  • 4.5 5Unlike many on this site, if one may judge from the reviews and most popular tags of this work, I did not encounter this in school This is unfortunate, as exposure to this at a younger age may have made my frame of references less solidified, Moby Dick over here and slavery narratives of there and all the usual sorts of aborted cross reference and false literary linearity These days, I am not as suspect to being fenced in by required reading in academia, but there are some still some sicken [...]


  • This is a very brief first volume of a three volume autobiography It is moving, powerful and horrific portrait of slavery in one of the so called humane slave states in the 1820s and 1830s It is an important historical document, but is also much than that published in 1845 it opened a window for the general public in the north who knew little about the inner workings of slavery Douglass does not know his birthday, who his father was and was separated from his mother very early in life this was [...]


  • Houston A Baker Jr introduces Douglass narrative by positioning it within a rich tradition in two senses Firstly, many former slaves published accounts of their experiences a fact that I was not aware of and that Baker says has been poorly acknowledged, while the work of white abolitionists has been much celebrated Secondly, the literary interests of the period, absorbed by Douglass in his forbidden, covert, voracious reading, are expressed through the lyrical and dramatic qualities of his prose [...]


  • This is one of the most amazing pieces of writing I have ever read Unfortunately, I grew up in Texas a fact for which I have only recently forgiven my parents, with difficulty and therefore was never forced to read anything incendiary than To Kill a Mocking Bird or Uncle Tom s Cabin Digression Also, I had a creationist biology teacher But yes We didn t read any firsthand slave narratives I don t even remember learning about the civil rights movements Maybe we did All of this jibbajabba is a way [...]


  • Not bad for a guy who taught himself to write while his masters weren t looking Even the smallest knowledge of Douglass post slave life makes you wonder at the title Who would have the gall to chain him up, of all men The facts of slavery are still frightening after all this time What makes it scarier is that Douglass was in Maryland, the Northernmost of southern states Evidentally, the farther south you were the worse it was, so if this happened in Maryland, I don t like to think about Louisian [...]



  • Very short to the point, Douglass paints the picture of being a slave better than any other book I ve read on the subject His first hand account blows away Roots or even the Confessions of Nat Turner with its simple, understated prose Huge thanks to Nancy, a friend here on GR, that recommended gave me the book.Why would a man remain in slavery when there was any chance of escape This is a question I ve always wondered about He tells us The courage determination that it took him to make that leap [...]


  • I ve read this book several times but especially enjoyed re reading it with my son as we study this era in American history It s a great narrative for anyone who wants to get a sense of the history and injustice of slavery from a slave s perspective.


  • Reader are you with the man stealers in sympathy and purpose, or on the side of their down trodden victims If with the former, then are you the foe of God and man If with the latter, what are you prepared to do and dare in their behalf Be faithful, be vigilant, be untiring in your efforts to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free from the Preface by William Lloyd Garrison This autobiography is easily the most well known and taught of any slave narrative in the United States It is preced [...]


  • My history professor assigned 4 books to read over the semester I found the first 2 to be really boring, I did not enjoy them at all Probably it had to do with the fact that my subconscious tends to hate everything that I m forced to do Like for example, if I m not allowed to be absent from a class than 3 times during the semester without failing it, I hate going, and feel the pressure everyday of having to drag myself to go to that particular class On the contrary, if the teacher didn t impose [...]


  • Candid, brutal, and entrancingly descriptive This book is an absolute must for anyone seeking a better understanding of the institution of slavery in America.Douglass prose is the literary equivalent of a velvet sheathed hammer smoothly elegant, yet incredibly powerful He had a real gift for drawing analogies and eliciting deeper comprehension This very personal account is difficult to ingest, but even difficult to put down.It s somewhat tempting to compare Douglass narrative to Booker T Washin [...]


  • An American Classic4.5 hoursNarrated by Jonathan ReesePublished by Tantor MediaFrederick Douglass wrote three autobiographies during his life Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, written in 1845, is, perhaps, the most famous The others were My Bondage and My Freedom 1855 and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass 1881, revised 1892.Written as a response to those that doubted that such an intelligent and well spoken man could have ever been a slave, Narrative tells about t [...]


  • I became interested in Frederick Douglass in high school, for the most shallow of reasons I saw his picture in my history book and thought he was awfully cute.Since then, he s popped up here and there throughout my life and whatever I learn about him is fascinating His narrative is no different, he seems to be an inspiring, strong, amazing person I wish I could have met him.


  • This book is an excellent and inspiring book, one cannot praise it too much however as an objective and unbiased reader one wonders how much of this story is exaggerated to make Douglass point about the horrors of slavery.


  • my long crushed spirit rose, cowardice departed, bold defiance took its place and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact I did not hesitate to let it be known of me, that the white man who expected to succeed in whipping, must also succeed in killing me Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, An American SlaveI went into the BN bookstore to escape the hot Atlanta sun, and while browsing I saw this book on o [...]


  • I know that most members probably have their minds made up about slavery by now, but I had forgotten until recently what a remarkable piece of literature this is On the one hand, there stood slavery, a stern reality,glaring frightfully upon us, its robes already crimsonedwith the blood of millions, and even now feasting itselfgreedily upon our own flesh On the other hand,away back in the dim distance, under the flickering light of the north star, behind some craggy hill or snow covered mountain, [...]


  • This summer while talking among friends I had the realization that I have read almost no african american literature I knew I had deficiencies in female authors and have been trying to balance things out better this year How is it that I can think of myself as well read with these two and who knows how many weak spots So I decided to start near the beginning with Frederick Douglass and I am glad I did as it was a fairly eye opening look into the life of a slave I think we all get the gist of wh [...]


  • This was a fascinating true story that kept me enthralled from start to finish I could go right back to the beginning and read it all through over again with superlative ease.6 stars


  • Do yourself a favor and read this book It s only 128 pages, and it s one of the most powerful and important works of American literature that you ve probably never read It was very instrumental in the abolitionist movement that eventually led to the US Civil War and the eradication of slavery It should be required high school reading even though it s harsh, violent, and contains coarse language really BECAUSE it s harsh, violent, and contains coarse language Sometimes history needs to be experie [...]


  • I found this book, though historic, to be a modern marvel I find not only the man himself but even so the writings of Frederick Douglass to be totally FASCINATING This man s ability to describe the various monstrosities encountered throughout his journey in such a beautiful, articulate, and eloquent way is utterly GENIUS In reading this timeless masterpiece I discovered that this man bears the unmatched, undisputed spirit of a champion the undying essence of a true warrior that I m sure would r [...]


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