Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Title page of “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” 1845.

Introduction and Thesis

Portrait of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist. Engraved by J. C. Buttre from a daguerreotype.

About the Author

Front Entrance of the Wyn House on the Lloyd plantation. Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society.
Illustrations depicting Frederick Douglass’s life from slavery to abolitionism.

About the Book

Frederick Douglass’s funeral: Feb. 26th, 1885 (Inside). From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.

The Legacy

(Left) David W. Blight, author of a new biography of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Right) & winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Photo of David W. Blight courtesy of Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

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