A review of the narrative of the life of frederick douglass a memoir and treatise on abolition

I would have still been deprived of not being aware of the contents of this gift. Prior to the publication of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the public could not fathom how it was possible for a former slave to appear to be so educated.

He was born into slavery in the Chesapeake shore, Maryland. She claimed, "we have never read [a narrative] more simple, true, coherent, and warm with genuine feeling".

Annoying Narration 1 stars K. Aug 08, Throughout his long career, Douglass cut an imposing figure, renowned as an impassioned abolitionist, a fiery writer and newspaper editor. He used to boast of the commission of the awful and bloody deed.

A horrific account of what happened but also inspiring given how resolute Frederick Douglass was. Publication history[ edit ] Douglass, photographed between and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was published on May 1,and within four months of this publication, five thousand copies were sold.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

I read it while in college and enjoyed it immensely. In a very telling passage, Douglass says that he knew how important it was to educate himself because of how vehemently his master was opposed to it.

You are a true American hero and the fact that there are not more monuments, government buildings, holidays or other commemorations of your life seems to me an oversight of epic proportions.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Thompson, was a neighbor of Thomas Auld, who was the master of Douglass for some time. Upon hearing why Mr. For it had not been done it.

I guess I will call it a unique and special experience and simply state that this autobiography has been added to my list of All Time Favorites. Douglass and a small group of slaves make a plan to escape, but before doing so, they are caught and Douglass is put in jail. Vivid and shocking, the book became a bestseller, was picked up by Henry Thoreau in Walden No 64 in this seriesand became highly influential in the fight for abolition.

Inthanks to the vicissitudes of US politics, the legacy of Frederick Douglass has been taken up by President Trump, who, at the beginning of Black History Monthmade some characteristically bizarre comments: In addition to this kind of rhetorical assault on white supremacy, inDouglass served as a key delegate at the Seneca Falls Conventionwhere women and African Americans came together in quest of the right to vote.

Despite having seen and personally endured staggering brutality at the hands of white slave owners, Douglass never, NEVER comes across as bitter or hate-filled towards all white people. The reader, with all due respect to her, destroyed the spirit of this narrative which would probably have been more touching and original if the text was to be read by an older man, preferably African American someone who can reflect on the story.

I can imagine few people in a generation with the combination of intelligence, strength of character, sense of morality, charity and indomitable will as Frederick Douglass. Douglass for that extraordinary gift of insight. Douglass…this was a life changer for me. He also learns how to write and how to read well.

After finishing this inspirational, never-be-the-same autobiography, Frederick Douglass has joined my pantheon of American heroes right along side George Washington and John Adams. If there is one African American who can make the strongest claim to be the godfather of the literature derived from the black American experience, it must be Frederick Douglass As a spokesman for his people, Douglass distilled his fortunes into a sequence of vivid personal narratives — this memoir would be followed by two further autobiographies — which, at a time when very few slaves could read or write, captured the imagination of the American reading public.

He also carried identification papers obtained from a free black seaman. One of his biggest critics, A. For some time, he lives with Master Thomas Auld who is particularly cruel, even after attending a Methodist camp.

Douglass joined a black church and attended abolitionist meetings. In fact, Douglass made two escape attempts before he was assisted in a successful route to the free states by Anna Murraya free black woman in Baltimore with whom he had fallen in love. Again, thank you Mr.Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass.

It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. Jul 07,  · Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass.

It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by. This item: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: The memoir and treatise on abolition written by a former American slave. Set up. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass.

It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by 4/5. Douglass’s original Narrative was followed by My Bondage and My Freedom (), which in turn was superseded by the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, his last autobiography, published in.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period/5().

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