This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the world with its first-hand account of the horrors of slavery. The book was an incredible success. It sold over 30,000 copies and was an international best seller. His eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led Douglas to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.
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Loved that the accent was never exaggerated and if I am not mistaken, this is one of ONLY TWO recordings of this great novel that are made in a Black man's voice. Great job.
It's a moving first-hand account about slavery, religion, American history, and empowerment through reading. I'm going to listen to this book over and over again.
This book shines light on a dark system and mindset that have been perpetuated throughout the history of this nation. This is a needed publication that is as necessary, if not more necessary, now than it has always been.
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