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Publisher's Summary

Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. He was called both "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia" and is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history.  
He was born into slavery but secretly taught himself to read and write - a crime punishable by death. Because of this, we now possess what may be the most eloquent indictment of slavery ever written.
This book takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of the pre-Civil War South and shows in vivid detail the heartlessness of slaveholders. Douglass finally managed to excape and became a famous orator, minister, and leader of his people.
Public Domain (P)1987 Jimcin Recordings
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mama C on 03-05-11

Great Book!

This is the heart-breaking first-hand account by an American slave. Douglass was a wonderful orator and his writing sounds like a well-written speech. I look forward to reading his other autobiographies.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 12-12-11

A Must Buy!

Where does Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I bought this because it was assigned reading for my history class, however it has led me to the rest of the works of Frederick Douglass. Probably falls under the heading of the best book I've gotten from Audible yet.

What did you like best about this story?

It was an historical account of slavery.

What about Walter Covell’s performance did you like?

Very emotive and compelling.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were parts that made me cry because I know that they really did happen.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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