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    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • An American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Raymond Hearn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Appropriate Audio

    • By Gigi P on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. He was called both "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia" and is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By Mama C on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

    • Written by Himself
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was Douglass' third autobiography. In it he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in so many ways...

    • By Your Old Pal Sisco on 06-24-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Black History Collection

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, up from Slavery, and the Souls of Black Folk
    • By: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Black History Collection contains the brilliant works of Frederick Douglass (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), Booker T. Washington (Up from Slavery) and W. E. B. Du Bois (The Souls of Black Folk). Enjoy the works of these three influential men, whose vision and ideas helped to shape modern society. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (Annotated)

    • Bicentennial Edition with Douglass Family Histories
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Gordon Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a special bicentennial edition of Douglass' most famous book, which has been published by his direct descendants through Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • My Bondage and My Freedom

    • By: Frederick Douglass, Dr. James M'Cune Smith - introduction
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is ex-slave Frederick Douglass' second autobiography. It was written after 10 years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846, and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone delivery

    • By Michael A Lewis on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This memoir written by writer, orator, and former slave Frederick Douglass describes, in gripping detail, the circumstances of his upbringing, his brutal treatment at the hands of slave-owners, and his narrow escape from Maryland to freedom. Written in 1845, this narrative is one of the most famous works of American literature and provided fuel for the abolitionist movement that began in the early 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astounding history, riveting performance

    • By Rod Perlmutter on 02-26-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shocking but captivating!

    • By Kwazar on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass, prominent abolitionist, civil rights activist, and reform journalist, was raised in the malicious system of slavery. His keen intellect as an anti-slavery crusader led some to question his past as a slave. To counter doubts about his life experience as a slave, Douglass wrote an autobiography providing full details of his life. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, is an emotional journey into the atrocious system of slavery, and the inspirational triumph against insurmountable odds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prepare For a Full Range of Emotions

    • By Jerrilynn on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man we all should know.

    • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Charles Turner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass was born a slave, and it seemed likely that he would live and die a slave since he was uncertain of his date of birth or the identity of his father. But young Douglass promised himself a different future - he would teach himself to read and write, and one day he would be free from slavery. When he was sent to work as a field hand on a plantation in St. Michael's in 1832, his life was so dispiriting and exhausting that he nearly forgot his dreams of freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Read...Highly Recommended!

    • By Willie on 10-16-04

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • An American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Douglass spent his first 20 years in slavery, before escaping to the North. As a slave, he experienced both the kindness of his master's wife, who taught him to read, as well as the cruelty of sadistic overseers. This powerful story helped recruit many to the abolitionist cause.

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    • Perhaps it's better than nothing...

    • By Phil Selman on 09-12-08

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Frederick Douglass

    • The Story of an American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass was born in slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. During service to masters cruel and kind, he nevertheless learned to read and write. After suffering whippings, hunger, heat, cold, and grueling labor, he escaped from slavery in 1838. In 1841 he addressed an Anti-Slavery Society convention and spoke so eloquently that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator, numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Frederick Douglass Collection

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and My Bondage and My Freedom
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two great pieces by Frederick Douglass! Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and My Bondage and My FreedomNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. My Bondage and My Freedom is the second autobiography written by Douglass and is mainly an expansion of his first, discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audiobooks...

    • By Christian on 12-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Frederick Douglass' autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass shares his inspirational journey. Douglass was born a slave but was determined to educate himself, so he taught himself to read and write, even though it was illegal, punishable by death. Because of Douglass' determination to become literate, he was able to capture one of the most accurate and descriptive narratives of pre-Civil War slavery.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Destiny of Colored Americans

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Jason Meriweather
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The essay "The Destiny of Colored Americans" was first published in The North Star, the abolitionist newspaper of Frederick Douglass. It sets out the enduring relationship between Afro-Americans and the United States. Douglass is concerned not only with physical freedom but the right to education, work, and building a life. 

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Reconstruction

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Duncan Brownlehe
    • Length: 16 mins
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    In this article that appeared in the December 1866 issue of The Atlantic, Frederick Douglass states that no republic is safe that tolerates a privileged class or denies to any of its citizens equal rights and equal means to maintain them. The two main themes are Douglass’ criticism of President Jackson and his urgent call to extend voting rights to African Americans. 

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
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    The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a powerful story about a man who was born into slavery but secretly learned how to read and write, which at that time was punishable by death. Because of this fact, we're able to read about the journey Douglass went through in his life, enduring the cruelty and heartless actions of his slave masters before escaping to the North.

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    • A Fascinating Story

    • By Sarah on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Rights of Women

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Byron Goines
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr. Frederick Douglass published an editorial in his newspaper, The North Star, on July 28, 1848, after the Seneca Falls Convention at which Mr. Douglass was an attendee. His editorial was entitled "The Rights of Women".

    Regular price: $3.95

    • If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Isaac Weeks
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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    As the most famous name to join the lecture circuit renouncing slavery, Frederick Douglass abandons the image of the victim and encourages emancipation. A true supporter of self-development, Douglass preaches the importance of helping yourself before you can truly help others. In his mind, empathy and strength can only be gained once you fight your way from a slave to a man. 

    Regular price: $1.04

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