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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave Kindle Edition
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About the Author
From School Library Journal
Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00P8KUD4U
- Publisher : Open Road Media (November 25, 2014)
- Publication date : November 25, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2201 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 79 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B0851LN5N9
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #786,779 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Douglas is a pillar of the unwavering spirit to withstand atrocities, hardships and pain of life to overcome and succeed as one of the greatest Americans who has ever lived. Written in his own words (when teaching slaves to read and write was subject to sadistic punishment), this autobiography itself is a testament to Douglas’ courage.
As a Black parent who read this book years ago, I made it required summer reading for my kids to read once they enter middle school. The graphic brutality is apparent where anger could easily overcome your emotions, but the short read allows you to experience the triumph of Douglas towards the conclusion of the book, making contemporary racial strife child’s play in comparison to his plight and yet Douglas overcame.
This is not a black story but an American story that all people on the planet could benefit for it displays how human will and a enduring spirit can change things.
I recommend “Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln” by John Stauffer as a good companion to learning about Douglas friendship and influence of Lincoln. Enjoy!
AN ASIDE: (IN THE END, IN MY OPINION, THE BLOODY CIVIL WAR THAT TORMENTED OUR GREATEST PRESIDENT, LINCOLN, WAS OUR MORAL DUTY TO ENGAGE IN ON DIFFERENT LEVELS, TOO LONG TO ADD HERE.)
Top reviews from other countries
The book was discussed and revieved on a Melvyn Bragg radio program. It tells the story through the eyes of one who lived through the slave trade, not the Hollywood interpretation we see on the big screen.
I would definitely recommend it.............but be warned some parts are not for the sqeamish as the book tells how it was and does not pull punches.