Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

[plus] Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl / by Harriet Jacobs ; Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah ; Notes and Biographical Note by Joy Viveros

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This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,' now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c2000.
Edition: 2000 Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780679783282
Call Number: 920.073 DOUGLASS
Characteristics: xvi, 404 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Jacobs, Harriet A. 1813-1897.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.


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