Frederick douglass, an american slave by frederick douglass 7^wys`f7taa]e narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave w ritten by himself boston published at the anti-slavery office, no 25 cornhill author: frederick douglass, 1817–95 first published: 1845. Douglass, frederick (1808[sic]-1895) black leader frederick douglass was the most important black american leader of the 19th century he was born frederick augustus washington bailey, in talbot county, on maryland's eastern shore in 1808[sic], the son of a slave woman, and in all likelihood, her white master. 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 published in 1845, sixteen years before the civil war began, the narrative describes douglass' life from early childhood until his escape from slavery in 1838. With a new foreword by renowned douglass scholar david w blight, dickson j preston’s highly regarded biography traces the life and times of frederick douglass from his birth on maryland’s eastern shore in 1818 until 1838, when he escaped from slavery to emerge upon the national scene.
Frederick douglass was born in february 1817 on the eastern shore of maryland his exact date of birth remains unknown his mother, from whom he was separated at an early age, was a slave named harriet bailey she named her son frederick augustus washington bailey he never knew or saw his father. Frederick douglass (1818-1895), american author, abolitionist, and lecturer wrote three autobiographies during his life-time a narrative on the life of frederick douglass, an american slave (1845), my bondage and my freedom (1855), and life and times of frederick douglass (1881. The influential narrative of frederick douglass is an awe-inspiring description of his struggle and fight for freedom against the prejudiced, brutal, oppressive southern institution of slavery. Both a memoir and abolitionist statement, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave (1845) is considered one of the most important and influential writings of the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the united states.
A short biography of frederick douglass who escaped from slavery to become the leading voice in the abolitionist movement and other social reforms involving inequality his book the life of. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass that was is a memoir by frederick douglass that was first published in 1845. This biography of frederick douglass covers the life of the most famous black abolitionist and intellectual of the 19th century it covers the major developments of douglass's life from his birth in 1818 through his time as a slave and his rise to prominence as a black voice for freedom. As a towering public figure, douglass wrote three main versions of his autobiography, but the first – his narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave – was the one that. Published by frederick douglass in 1845 at the age of 27, the narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave is one of the most significant and influential works by an american author in history douglass's narrative was an.
A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes frederick douglass through historic photography picturing frederick douglass is a work that promises to revolutionize our knowledge of race and photography in nineteenth-century america teeming with historical. Famed 19th-century author and orator frederick douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first african-american citizen to hold a high us government rank. Frederick douglass (née 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. Frederick douglass wrote books, gave speeches, and met with world leaders as a result, he helped secure the freedom of america’s slaves douglass’s own words are extensively interwoven into this biography, making this book a riveting read.
Words set me free: the story of young frederick douglass by lesa cline-ransome, illustrated by james e ransome this picture book biography chronicles the youth of frederick douglass, one of the most prominent african american figures in american history. One of our first books was a biography of frederick douglass, a well-known abolitionist our first draft wasn't very good because we were simply listing facts instead of telling a story. Frederick douglass was born in slavery as frederick augustus washington bailey near easton, talbot county, maryland he was not sure of the exact date of his birth, but knew the year was 1817 or 1818.
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