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Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave & Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl
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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.
Includes the autobiography of the famous abolitionist and statesman who escaped to the North after twenty-one years of enslavement, as well as an account that reveals the exploitation of African American female slaves through first-person narrative.
Number of Pages: 434
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies
Series Title: Modern Library Classics
Publisher: Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Author: Frederick Douglass & Harriet Jacobs
Street Date: December 28, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8198