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

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 c

Frederick Douglass; Harriet Jacobs
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