Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 122
ISBN: UOM:69015000003000
Release: 1846
Editor: Unknown

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The Columbian Orator Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces Together with Rules Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence

The Columbian Orator  Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces  Together with Rules  Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence
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Author: Val J. Halamandaris
Pages: 349
ISBN: 0962836346
Release: 1997-06-01
Editor: Caring Publishing

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First published in 1797, The Columbian Orator was a popular schoolbook of its era. This paperback presents the original text plus supplemantal stand-out speeches from throughout history that serve as further examples of excellent oratory.

The Slaves

The Slaves
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1541099958
Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Unknown

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"The Slaves" is nothing but Frederick Douglass's groundbreaking autobiography and his first book "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, written by Himself". We have renamed the title here as "The Slaves" to keep the title short as well as to establish that Frederick Douglass is no longer a name of a particular slave born in nineteenth-century America, but a name that represents slaves of the entire world and of all time. Even though, we do not wish anyone to be born into slavery anymore like Frederick was, we have taken him as a symbol of all the slaves as a wish that all who are still in slavery may have the spirit of Frederick Douglass and fight their ways to the freedom and work to free other slaves to make the slavery history. The life of Frederick, is in one way or another, is the lives of all other slaves. Hence, we have named this version of his book "The Slaves".

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass an American slave Written by himself With Appendix

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass  an American slave  Written by himself   With  Appendix
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590310891
Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown

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Flight to Canada

Flight to Canada
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Author: Ishmael Reed
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9781453287989
Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: Open Road Media

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Ishmael Reed’s parody of slave narratives—the classical literature of the African American tradition—which redefined the neo-slave genre and launched a lucrative academic industry Some parodies are as necessary as the books they answer. Such is the case with Flight to Canada, Ishmael Reed’s scathing, offbeat response to conventional anti-slavery novels such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Though Flight to Canada has been classified by some as a “post race” novel, the villains and the heroes are clear. Three slaves are on the run from the Swille plantation. Among them, the most hotly pursued is Raven Quickskill, a poet who seeks freedom in Canada, and ultimately hopes to return and liberate others. But this particular Civil War–era landscape is littered with modern elements, from Xerox copiers to airplanes, and freely reimagines historic figures as sacred as Abraham Lincoln. A comedy flashing with insight, Flight to Canada poses serious questions about history and the complex ways that race relations in America are shaped by the past. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ishmael Reed including rare images of the author.

My Bondage and My Freedom Part I Life as a Slave Part II Life as a Freeman

My Bondage and My Freedom   Part I  Life as a Slave   Part II  Life as a Freeman
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 462
ISBN: 1446521648
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: READ BOOKS

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INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
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Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9788027221400
Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: e-artnow

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"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves; explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse; and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. After being overshadowed by the Civil War, the novel was rediscovered in the late 20th century and since then hasn't been out of print ever. It is one of the seminal books written on the theme of slavery from a woman's point of view and appreciated worldwide academically as well. Excerpt: "Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course...." Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) was an African-American writer who was formerly a fugitive slave. To save her family and her own identity from being found out, she used the pseudonym of Linda Brent and wrote secretly during the night.

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1647987598
Release: 2021-02-27
Editor: Unknown

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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? was a famous speech by Frederick Douglass. He delivered it on July 5, 1852, to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, New York.

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 516
ISBN: WISC:89062311550
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307477729
Release: 2010-07-21
Editor: Random House

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony
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Author: Wayson Choy
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1926706765
Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: D & M Publishers

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Three siblings tell the stories of their very different childhoods in Vancouver's Chinatown before and during World War II.

Escape from Slavery

Escape from Slavery
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 63
ISBN: 0679846522
Release: 1994
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers

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A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

Turning the Page

Turning the Page
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Author: Am Roos,A. Hamilton
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1614066833
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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The Genetic Strand

The Genetic Strand
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Author: Edward Ball
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781416554257
Release: 2007-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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The Genetic Strand is the story of a writer's investigation, using DNA science, into the tale of his family's origins. National Book Award winner Edward Ball has turned his probing gaze on the microcosm of the human genome, and not just any human genome -- that of his slave-holding ancestors. What is the legacy of such a family history, and can DNA say something about it? In 2000, after a decade in New York City, Ball bought a house in Charleston, South Carolina, home to his father's family for generations, and furnished it with heirloom pieces from his relatives. In one old desk he was startled to discover a secret drawer, sealed perhaps since the Civil War, in which someone had hidden a trove of family hair, with each lock of hair labeled and dated. The strange find propelled him to investigate: what might DNA science reveal about the people -- Ball's family members, long dead -- to whom the hair had belonged? Did the hair come from white relatives, as family tradition insisted? How can genetic tests explain personal identity? Part crime-scene investigation, part genealogical romp, The Genetic Strand is a personal odyssey into DNA and family history. The story takes the reader into forensics labs where technicians screen remains, using genetics breakthroughs like DNA fingerprinting, and into rooms where fathers nervously await paternity test results. It also summons the writer¹s entertaining and idiosyncratic family, such as Ball¹s antebellum predecessor, Aunt Betsy, who published nutty books on good Southern society; Kate Fuller, the enigmatic ancestor who may have introduced African genes into the Ball family pool; and the author¹s first cousin Catherine, very much alive, who donates a cheek swab from a mouth more attuned to sweet iced tea than DNA sampling. Writing gracefully but pacing his story like an old-fashioned whodunit, Edward Ball tracks genes shared across generations, adding suspense and personal meaning to what the scientists and Nobel laureates tell us. A beguiling DNA tale, The Genetic Strand reaches toward a new form of writing the genetic memoir.

The Essential Douglass

The Essential Douglass
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781624664557
Release: 2016-02-11
Editor: Hackett Publishing

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In addition to a thoughtful selection of the essays, speeches, and autobiographical writings of Frederick Douglass, this anthology provides an illuminating Introduction; a timeline of Douglass' life; footnotes that introduce individuals, quotations, and events; and a selected bibliography.

The Lives of Frederick Douglass

The Lives of Frederick Douglass
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Author: Robert S. Levine
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780674055810
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Frederick Douglass’s changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in his many conflicting accounts of events during his journey from slavery to freedom. Robert S. Levine creates a fascinating collage of this elusive subject—revisionist biography at its best, offering new perspectives on Douglass the social reformer, orator, and writer.

The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave
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Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781625587930
Release: 2013-03-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass' only piece of fiction. He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society's request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom. The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave ship Creole. Douglass shows how the rebellion is part of a revolution and therefore fundamentally American.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307796875
Release: 2011-07-06
Editor: Modern Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other. Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass’s own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs’s account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains essential reading. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
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Author: Philip Foner,Yuval Taylor
Pages: 808
ISBN: 9781613741474
Release: 2000-04-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press

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One of the greatest African American leaders and one of the most brilliant minds of his time, Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote with unsurpassed eloquence on almost all the major issues confronting the American people during his life—from the abolition of slavery to women’s rights, from the Civil War to lynching, from American patriotism to black nationalism. Between 1950 and 1975, Philip S. Foner collected the most important of Douglass’s hundreds of speeches, letters, articles, and editorials into an impressive five-volume set, now long out of print. Abridged and condensed into one volume, and supplemented with several important texts that Foner did not include, this compendium presents the most significant, insightful, and elegant short works of Douglass’s massive oeuvre.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
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Author: Arnold Rampersad
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307788481
Release: 2011-06-08
Editor: Ballantine Books

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The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer, a man of courage and quality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race and civil rights. Born in the rural South, the son of a sharecropper, Robinson was reared in southern California. We see him blossom there as a student-athlete as he struggled against poverty and racism to uphold the beliefs instilled in him by his mother--faith in family, education, America, and God. We follow Robinson through World War II, when, in the first wave of racial integration in the armed forces, he was commissioned as an officer, then court-martialed after refusing to move to the back of a bus. After he plays in the Negro National League, we watch the opening of an all-American drama as, late in 1945, Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers recognized Jack as the right player to break baseball's color barrier--and the game was forever changed. Jack's never-before-published letters open up his relationship with his family, especially his wife, Rachel, whom he married just as his perilous venture of integrating baseball began. Her memories are a major resource of the narrative as we learn about the severe harassment Robinson endured from teammates and opponents alike; about death threats and exclusion; about joy and remarkable success. We watch his courageous response to abuse, first as a stoic endurer, then as a fighter who epitomized courage and defiance. We see his growing friendship with white players like Pee Wee Reese and the black teammates who followed in his footsteps, and his embrace by Brooklyn's fans. We follow his blazing career: 1947, Rookie of the Year; 1949, Most Valuable Player; six pennants in ten seasons, and 1962, induction into the Hall of Fame. But sports were merely one aspect of his life. We see his business ventures, his leading role in the community, his early support of Martin Luther King Jr., his commitment to the civil rights movement at a crucial stage in its evolution; his controversial associations with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Humphrey, Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, and Malcolm X. Rampersad's magnificent biography leaves us with an indelible image of a principled man who was passionate in his loyalties and opinions: a baseball player who could focus a crowd's attention as no one before or since; an activist at the crossroads of his people's struggle; a dedicated family man whose last years were plagued by illness and tragedy, and who died prematurely at fifty-two. He was a pathfinder, an American hero, and he now has the biography he deserves.