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

By: Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Published: ©2000
Pages: 404 (Includes Reading Group Guide)
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsCultural, African American | Regional, American South


Description: This edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. His narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass’s own triumph over it. Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 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 crucial reading.

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