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. Review of narrative of the life of frederick douglass , from new york tribune, 10 june 1845 editorial response to this title printed in the liberator , 12 december 1845 letter from frederick douglass to to william a white, july 30, 1846. 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. But during the 1800s life was completely different and in frederick douglass narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave there're some arguments that appears to displays slavery was good to a certain extent. The text: douglass, frederick narrative of the life of frederick douglass an american slave, written by himself (1845) exemplar text vocabulary the plan which i adopted, and the one by which i was most successful, was that of.
Douglass's best-known work is his first autobiography narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written during his time in lynn, massachusetts and published in 1845 at the time, some skeptics questioned whether a black man could have produced such an eloquent piece of literature. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave w ritten by himself boston published at the anti-slavery office, no 25 cornhill 1845. If a slave ran away and succeeded in getting clear, or if a slave killed his master, set fire to a barn, or did any thing very wrong in the mind of a slaveholder, it was spoken of as the fruit of abolition.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass two years later, douglass published the first and most famous of his five autobiographies, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave. Frederick douglass' narrative of the life of frederick douglass sold 30,000 copies between 1845 and 1860, william wells brown's narrative went through four editions in its first year, and solomon. Published in the bicentenary year of frederick douglass's birth and in a black lives matter era, this edition of narrative of the life of frederick douglass presents new research into his life as an activist and an author.
Frederick douglass's 1845 narrative of his life is a profile in both moral and physical courage in the narrative douglass openly illustrates and attacks the misuse of christianity as a defense of slavery. Frederick douglass's slave narrative is readily accessible to high school students it is short (slightly more than 120 pages), easy to read and understand, and filled with warmth and wisdom. Frederick douglass, 1818-1895 narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave written by himself boston: published at the anti-slavery office, 1845.
Frederick douglass and the development of slave narratives robert stepto stepto comments on a discourse of distrust: distrust of the american reader and of american acts of reading as a motivation in afro-american writing. Two of the most widely read american slave narratives, frederick douglass's narrative of the life offd (1845) and harriet jacobs's incidents in the life of a slave girl (1861) provide useful representative texts with which to examine. Life of frederick douglass cite narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave contents preface letter from wendell phillips, esq. This is a free printable e-book of narrative of the life of frederick douglass, written by the famous abolitionist himself douglass describes his birth and early life on a southern slave plantation, escape from slavery, and much more frederick douglass is one of the leading figures in all of.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass that was is a memoir by frederick douglass that was first published in 1845 get a copy of narrative of the life of frederick douglass at bncom. D s pope essay: narrative of the life of frederick dougkass, an american slave essay written feb 17, 2011, history 3603, pre-colonial african history, university of arkansas fort smith. You have seen how a man was made a slave you shall see how a slave was made a man these words are at the heart of frederick douglass's 1845 book, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself.