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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

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This is an early edition of the autobiography of the great abolitionist. The language is typical for its day, and may seem a bit over-dramatic to the modern reader, but it is worth reading of this man's life in his own words.

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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (written by himself). His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and his Complete History to the Present Time, Including his Connection with the Anti-Slavery Movement; His labors in Great Britain as well as in his own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connections With the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. {sic} Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by General Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission - Also to a Seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as United States Marshal by President Rutherford B. Hayes; also his Appointment to be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J.A. Garfield; with Many Other Interesting and Important events of his Most Eventful Life; with an Introduction by Mr. George Ruffin.
  oregonobsessionz | May 7, 2008 |
Auto-biograhical account of the end of slavery, by the courageous black leader who convinced Lincoln of the moral obligation to free the slaves. Without him, we might still be a slave-holding nation! A great American! A great book! ( )
  ElTomaso | Jun 11, 2006 |
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The classic autobiography of a runaway slave who became Abraham Lincoln's advisor and the consul General to Haiti.

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Raised as a plantation slave who was taught to read and write by one of his owners, Frederick Douglass became a brilliant writer, eloquent orator, and major participant in the stuggle of African-Americans for freedom and equality. In this engrossing, first-hand narrative originally published in 1845, he vividly recounts early years of physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. A powerful autobiography of a passionate civil rights advocate, this book will be of value to anyone interested in African-American history.… (more)

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