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    • Frederick Douglass

    • Prophet of Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence, he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Biography

    • By Adam Shields on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $37.79

    • A Slave No More

    • Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Slave narratives are extremely rare. Of the 100 or so of these testimonies that survive, a mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Piece Of History

    • By John on 07-10-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • A Slave No More

    • Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: David W. Blight, Richard Allen, Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Slave narratives are extremely rare. Of the 100 or so of these testimonies that survive, a mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • David W Blight - Genius at work.

    • By traceydriscoll on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

    • By: Austin Reed, Caleb Smith - editor, David W. Blight - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript: the memoir of Austin Reed, a free black man born in the 1820s who spent most of his early life ricocheting between forced labor in prison and forced labor as an indentured servant. Lost for more than 150 years, the handwritten document is the first known prison memoir written by an African American.

    Regular price: $28.00