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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

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Andrews, William l., ed. Critical Essays on Frederick Douglass. Boston: Hall, 1991.

———. Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Douglass, Frederick. Autobiographies. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Library of America, 1994

Gates, Henry Louis, jr. Figures in Black. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass. New York: Norton, 1991.

Miller, Douglass, ed. Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom. New York: Facts on File, 1993.

Sekora, John, and Darwin T. Turner, eds. The Art of Slave Narrative. Macomb: Western Illinois University Press, 1982.

Sundquist, Eric, ed. Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

by Mr_Cafaro, April 04, 2013

The title Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is suggested by the CCSS Initiative as an Exemplar Text for middle school.


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Actually a good book

by BellaTheGod, November 20, 2013

No doubt, I thought it was gonna be super boring and I was gonna hate it, but to the contrary, I actually REALLY liked it. It's something I can read, and it doesn't take too long to read either. If you actually like history, and like to read about the stuff you won't find in a textbook, then this narrative is worthwhile.


such Douglass

much history


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I found it inspiring!

by LoveTrueBooks, August 07, 2014

I LOVE reading books but I am particular. When it comes to pleasure reading I prefer nonfiction. I am weary of fictionalized history. This was refreshing.

Since this was over 100 years ago, I don’t entirely relate to it but I can say that human nature hasn’t changed. Slavery is not an American phenomena. It has always existed. A good world history course will demonstrate that. Wanting to enslave someone is a mindset that needs to be changed. Too many by people only associate it with race and that is not accurate.


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