Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Autobiographies #1

Frederick Douglass


nonfiction autobiography classics history race emotional informative reflective medium-paced

144 pages | first published 1845

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Born a slave circa 1818 (slaves weren't told when they were born) on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass taught himself to read and write. In 1845, seven years after escaping to the North, he published Narrative, the first of three autobiographies....
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