A narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by former slave, frederick douglass the text, first published in 1845, describes the events of his life and encompasses eleven chapters that recount douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man. Douglass spends a year with covey, who cruelly and brutally whips the slave until douglass finally fights him from that day on, covey leaves douglass alone douglass lives for a time with william freeland, a kind master, and douglass finds a family among the other slaves there. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass by frederick douglass my rating: 5 of 5 stars douglass's autobiography is hard to read and hard to put down his commitment to minceless truth-telling of the disturbing realities of american chattel slavery makes reading it painful. Frederick douglass: america's prophet | book review february 14, 2018 february 14, 2018 georgepwood today is the bicentennial of the birth of frederick douglass. The free the narrative of the life of frederick douglass notes include comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book these free notes consist of about 43 pages (12,822 words) and contain the following sections: frederick douglass begins his narrative with his birth in.
Frederick douglass was the most famous african-american of the 19th century, and his life story continues to inspire people around the world an escaped slave who fled brutal treatment, he became a radical abolitionist, world-renowned author of three classic autobiographies, a noted journalist and editor, a public intellectual, one of the. Douglass was a prolific writer speeches, personal letters, formal lectures, editorials, and magazine articles literally poured from his pen most of this output has been brought together in a massive four-volume work by philip foner, the life and writings of frederick douglass (new york, 1950-55. Drawing on frederick douglass' own words, this graphic novel tells the story of one man's journey from the bondages of slavery to free, well-respected, and sought-after orator fighting for equality until the end of his life. Rosetta douglass to frederick douglass, albany, october 23, 18468 annie douglass to frederick douglass, rochester, december 7, 18599 frederick douglass to harriet bailey/ ruth cox, may 16, 184610.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for narrative of the life of frederick douglass at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Free summary and analysis of chapter 10 in frederick douglass's narrative of the life of frederick douglass that won't make you snore we promise of the book. Review frederick bailey was born in circumstances that could scarcely have been more humble a slave in maryland in 1818, he was born amongst whispers that he could be the master's son.
In the narrative of the life of frederick douglass, douglass portrays the many horrors he went through as a slave and those on his way to freedom douglass's refined writing skill aims at giving the reader the true meaning of being a slave in good times and in bad douglass's narrative is a non. The life and times of frederick douglass was douglass' third autobiography in it he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work. Frederick douglass, born a slave, educated himself, escaped, and made himself one of the greatest leaders in american history his brilliant anti-slavery speeches were so fiercely intelligent, and so startlingly eloquent, that many people didn't believe he had been a slave.
A masterpiece of african american literature, frederick douglass's narrative is the powerful story of an enslaved youth coming into social and moral consciousness by disobeying his white slavemasters and secretly teaching himself to read achieving literacy emboldens douglass to resist, escape, and. Namely, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself (1845), which he composed at age 27 and which made him in time the most famous black person in the. Douglass's story is emotionally powerful and the afterword a blistering critique of american christianity - a christianity which accepted slavery - is a devastating argument slavery is long past, but the cultural acceptance of the mindset of too much of slavery lingers on. Frederick douglass is a full-length biography of the greatest american anti-slavery leader and reformer of the 19th century when i read and wrote this review in the early 2000s, this was the most recent scholarly biography on douglass.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass is written by the ex-slave frederick douglass and recounts his life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man this edition is edited with an introduction by david w blight, an american history teacher. Frederick douglass was originally named frederick augustus washington bailey around 1817 or 1818--he was never sure of the exact date and year he was born in maryland to a black slave mother and an unknown white father, rumored to be his master but never confirmed. Book review: narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave july 26, 2017 by ywarren the narrative life of frederick douglass, an american slave is an autobiography originally published in 1845. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, frederick douglass it is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period.
Reading this book, i thought it was an autobiography of frederick douglass' whole life, but that was not the case as it says in the title, this book talks about frederick's life as a slave, and how he became a free man near the end of his life. Book review: the life of frederick douglass audrey rindlisbacher narrative of the life of frederick douglass | full audiobook frederick douglass: an american life (1 of 4). John j miller is joined by kevin portteus to discuss frederick douglass's narrative of the life of frederick douglass review search text uc-berkeley to discuss the book of job. Frederick douglass, an outspoken abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1818 and, after his escape in 1838, repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher i was born in tuckahoe, near hillsborough, and about twelve miles from easton, in talbot county, maryland.