About this item
Former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, in his own words
Considered to be the most famous work written by a former slave, this memoir, first published in 1845 set the tone for the American abolitionist movement. Within four months of its publication, it had sold more than five thousand copies. The book not only describes Douglass' life as a slave, but it also reveals his tremendous journey to becoming a free man.
This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.