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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass and William L. Andrews and William S. McFeely


Overview - A rich selection of "Contexts" provides the reader with contemporary perspectives. Included are the little-known preface that Douglass wrote in 1846 for the second Irish edition; a public exchange of letters between A. C. C. Thompson, a former slaveholder, and Douglass; three autobiographical portraits of Douglass's parents; Douglass's account of his escape from slavery, which he chose not to include in the 1845 Narrative ; samples of Douglass's use of his slave experience in two of his most influential antislavery speeches; and reminiscences by James Monroe Gregory and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of Douglass as both orator and friend.  Read more...

 
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More About Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass; William L. Andrews; William S. McFeely
 
 
 
Overview
A rich selection of "Contexts" provides the reader with contemporary perspectives. Included are the little-known preface that Douglass wrote in 1846 for the second Irish edition; a public exchange of letters between A. C. C. Thompson, a former slaveholder, and Douglass; three autobiographical portraits of Douglass's parents; Douglass's account of his escape from slavery, which he chose not to include in the 1845Narrative; samples of Douglass's use of his slave experience in two of his most influential antislavery speeches; and reminiscences by James Monroe Gregory and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of Douglass as both orator and friend. "Criticism" collects six essential assessments of the Narrative's historical and literary aspects, by William S. McFeely, Peter Ripley, Robert B. Stepto, William L. Andrews, Houston A. Baker, Jr., and Deborah E. McDowell. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393969665
  • ISBN-10: 0393969665
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: December 1996
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensions: 8.32 x 5.18 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds

Series: Norton Critical Editions

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