Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 1845
Pages: 158
Cover Price: $ 3.99

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Born into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America’s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass’ own account of his journey from slave to a leader of the movement for abolitionism and one of America’s great statesmen, writers, and orators is as fascinating as it is inspiring.

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The Missouri Compromise of 1820 only deferred and did not eliminate the deep divide in philosophical and economic feelings about slavery and its extension to new territories. Frederick Douglass was a former slave who became a spokesman for abolition and eventually a wartime friend of Lincoln. Abolitionism was the movement, centered in the North, that abolition of slavery even in those states that had practiced it since the founding of the country.