You might find the following ebooks useful for researching a narrative of the life of frederick douglass if not on campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your aacc photo id or truxal library card to access these resources african american authors, 1745-1945: bio-bibliographical critical. Full title narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself author frederick douglass type of work autobiography genre slave narrative bildungsroman language english time and place written 1845 massachusetts date of first publication 1845 publisher american anti-slavery. This vivid memoir was influential in the abolition of slavery, and its author would become one of the most significant african americans of the 19th century. Sent to baltimore, where he was put to work building ships — some of them slave transports — he soon fled north to freedom, and to fame as an anti-slavery orator and author his 1845 “narrative of the life of frederick douglass” is, as sandefur says, a classic of american autobiography abolitionists such. The most important african american abolitionist (opponent of slavery) in pre– civil war america, frederick douglass was the first nationally known african american leader in us some harvard students who had heard him speak were so impressed that they persuaded him to write an autobiography (the story of his life. In 1845 he started the first of his three part autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself, which was published by the anti-slavery office in boston it sold 4,500 copies my bondage and my freedom, and life and times of frederick douglass completed the autobiography. The genre achieves its most eloquent expression in frederick douglass's 1845 narrative of the life of frederick douglass: an american slave and harriet working cautiously within the genre expectations developed by and for their white audiences, highly articulate african american writers such as douglass and jacobs. Frederick douglass was an african-american social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman after escaping from slavery in maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in massachusetts and new york, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings in his time, he was.
Frederick douglass was a prominent american abolitionist, orator and author born a slave, douglass escaped at age 20, and his three autobiographies are considered important works of the slave narrative tradition get the facts about the life of frederick douglass and his work against jim crow laws on historycom. After the war, he held a variety of posts in the government and remained a prominent champion of not only african american rights but also all human rights, including women's suffrage he revised his autobiography twice, publishing my bondage and my freedom in 1855 and the life and times of frederick douglass in. An updated edition of a classic african american autobiography, with new supplementary materials the preeminent american slave narrative first published.
Author frederick douglass (born frederick augustus washington bailey, c february 1818 – february 20, 1895) was an african-american social reformer he described his experiences as a slave in his 1845 autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, which became a. The collection consists of 397 pamphlets, published from 1824 through 1909, by african-american authors and others who wrote about slavery, african chapter from frederick douglass's draft manuscript of his autobiography, life and times of frederick douglass, ca 1880 america's library jump back in time. It was during this time that douglass wrote his first autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave what made the work so incredible was the author's writing - it was well-written, incredibly moving and read by many douglass knew that this would draw attention to himself, risking his freedom. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass the author of the most influential african american autobiography of his era rebelled against his enslavement in the south and rose through the ranks of the american antislavery movement in the north to become the most electrifying speaker and compelling writer.
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) you can find a collection of his. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave (oxford world's classics) £577 the complete works of frederick douglass: narrative of the life of frederick douglass, my bondage and my freedom, life and times of frederick douglass, see search results for author frederick douglass in books. Frederick douglass's autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, is widely regarded as a classic of american peter p hinks is a public historian, historical editor, and author of numerous essays and books on african american and american history before the civil war heather l.
Any writer attempting an overview of frederick douglass's life and work confronts an embarrassment of riches: douglass himself undertook the task not once but three times—in the narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself (1845), my bondage and my freedom (1855), and the life. Life and times of frederick douglass is frederick douglass' third autobiography, published in 1881, revised in 1892 because of the emancipation of american slaves during and following the american civil war, douglass gave more details about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery in this volume than he could.
Douglass entitles his autobiography the narrative of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself to stress his authorship of the work there were other slave narratives in his time, some told by former slaves to white writers , and douglass wanted to distinguish his work from other such narratives the phrase. Frederick douglass biography frederick-douglass frederick douglass (1818 – 1895) african-american, anti-slavery campaigner frederick douglass was a former slave who escaped to in 1845, douglass wrote his first autobiography – narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave.
Author faith l justice reviews this dramatic autobiography by frederick douglass first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom this edition contains later writing by this iconic leader of african americans. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave frederick douglass 6728 downloads my bondage and my freedom frederick douglass 726 downloads collected articles of frederick douglass frederick douglass 104 downloads abolition fanaticism in new york frederick douglass 61 downloads. Visit biographycom to learn more about the life and times of frederick douglass, the famed 19th-century abolitionist leader and us gov't official whose his experiences in slavery and his life after the civil war, including the well-known work narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave.