Frederick Douglass

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Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent social reformer, abolitionist, orator and statesman, who led an intriguing life. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, winning acclaim for his outstanding ability as an orator. Douglass wrote three autobiographies, chronicling his life’s experiences as a slave and social reformer, as well as penning incisive antislavery writing. His oratorical and literary brilliance thrust him into the forefront of U.S politics and he became the first African American to be nominated for Vice President. This comprehensive eBook presents Douglass’ complete published works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Douglass’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the texts
* All of the autobiographies, with individual contents tables
* Features Douglass’ rare novella, ‘The Heroic Slave’, inspired by Madison Washington’s famous slave ship rebellion
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes rare essays and speeches
* Features three biographies, including James Monroe Gregory’s seminal memoir, which preserves many of Douglass’ orations
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

The Novella
The Heroic Slave (1852)

The Autobiographies
A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845)
My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881)

The Essays and Speeches
Douglass’ Essays and Speeches

The Biographies
Frederick Douglass: The Orator by James Monroe Gregory (1893)
Frederick Douglass (1899) by Charles Chesnutt
Frederick Douglass from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica

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