Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American by Frederick Douglass, Introduction by Robert B. Stepto

By Frederick Douglass, Introduction by Robert B. Stepto

No e-book extra vividly explains the horror of yank slavery and the emotional impetus at the back of the antislavery circulate than Frederick Douglass' "Narrative". In an introductory essay, Robert Stepto re-examines the extreme existence and success of a guy who escaped from slavery to turn into a number one abolitionist and one in every of our most crucial writers. the loo Harvard Library textual content reproduces the 1st version, released in Boston in 1845.

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Returns to Talbot County, Maryland, where he visits relatives and meets with his former owner, Thomas Auld, who is dying. 1881 Appointed by President Garfield as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia, a post he holds until 1886. Publishes his third and final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, with the Park Publishing Company in Hartford, Connecticut. 1882 His wife, Anna, dies on August 4 after suffering a stroke a month earlier. 1883 Leads a chorus of condemnation of the Supreme Court when it declares the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional.

Experience is a keen teacher; and long before you had mastered your A B C, or knew where the “white sails” of the Chesapeake were bound, you began, I see, to gauge the wretchedness of the slave, not by his hunger and want, not by his lashes and toil, but by the cruel and blighting death which gathers over his soul. In connection with this, there is one circumstance which makes your recollections peculiarly valuable, and renders your early insight the more remarkable. You come from that part of the country where we are told slavery appears with its fairest features.

O, yea! O, yea! O! This they would sing, as a chorus, to words which to many would seem unmeaning jargon, but which, nevertheless, were full of meaning to themselves. I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of 26 LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do. I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meaning of those rude and apparently incoherent songs.

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