Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - The Modern Library Classics

2000 Modern Library pbk Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives-crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it.
 
Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains essential reading.
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

Book information

ISBN: 9780679783282
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
Pub date:
Edition: 2000 Modern Library pbk Edition
DEWEY: 973.8092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 374g
Height: 205mm
Width: 149mm
Spine width: 25mm