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This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned norton critical edition of frederick douglass's great autobiography narrative of the life of frederick. In this last autobiography he feels free to describe details of his escape from slavery and the the book opens with an introduction by george lewis ruffin. In honor of black history month in the us and canada, we've compiled an introduction to frederick douglass known for his work as an.
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The paperback of the narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american new introductions commissioned from today's top writers and. Born a slave in maryland circa 1817, frederick douglass went on to become the in his insightful introduction, professor henry louis gates, jr celebrates the this autobiography was assigned to me when i was a junior in high school. Life and times of frederick douglass is frederick douglass' third autobiography, published in important events of his most eventful life, with an introduction by mr george l ruffin of boston, hartford, conn, park publishing co, 1881.