Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.

In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.

Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins — since few slaves of that period could write — theNarrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country's most courageous and influential champions of civil rights

弗雷德里克·道格拉斯(Frederick Douglass,1818-1895年)之前是奴隶,慷慨激昂的废奴主义者,杰出的作家,报刊编辑和雄辩的演说家,发表了废奴主义的事业。早年的身体虐待,剥夺和悲剧困扰着他,但凭借纯粹的性格力量,他克服了这些障碍,成为人民的领袖发言人。

在他的三部自传中,道格拉斯首次也是最频繁地阅读了他作为奴隶的童年和可怕的经历,以及他对北方戏剧性逃亡和最终自由的悲惨记录。

出版于1845年,以平息对他的起源的怀疑 - 因为那个时期很少奴隶可以写—这本记述由于其非凡的激情,敏感和生动的描述和讲故事的力量在今天是令人钦佩的。它收藏在任何对非洲裔美国人历史感兴趣的图书馆,也是该国最有影响力的公民权利拥护者之一。