The Education of Frederick Douglass

The Education of Frederick Douglass One of low priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin s th anniversary All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles

  • Title: The Education of Frederick Douglass
  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • ISBN: 9780146001833
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of 60 low priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin s 60th anniversary All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles.

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    1. History! We all hear it, but do we all know and understand it? This compilation of excerpts from The "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" is a beautiful mural that illustrates the quest to become educated of the “America’s most eloquent and internationally famous abolitionist”.The book describes Douglass’ life as an enslave child in Maryland, from life on the plantation to the grand estate in Baltimore. He gives a very detailed description of all of the overse [...]

    2. This is such a tiny little book, it almost fits in the palm of my hand, but it certainly ‘packs a punch’. It’s one of the Penguin 60s (Black) Classics series, published in 1995 to celebrate Penguin’s 60th anniversary. These little books are extracts from the Penguin Classics series, and this one comes from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, first published in 1845.Reading about American slavery is, for me, a bit like reading about the Holocaust. I just do [...]

    3. Finished reading this and immediately wanted the full version.It's always illuminating to hear first-hand accounts of what slavery was like: the inhumanity; the incidental compassion of passersby; the learned racism that nobody is born with; and the constant, all-consuming fear of the slaves.

    4. Uplifting and eye-opening account of slavery and, in particular, the story of how the author somehow managed to educate himself. Well worth reading.

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