1882 Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated SLAVERY Abolitionist Slave Trade
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
― Frederick Douglass
“I have observed this in my experience of slavery, - that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom.”
– Frederick Douglass, Narrative
A charming second edition of the ‘Life and Times of Frederick Douglass’, In this book, Douglass discusses his growth through childhood, his learning to read, the skills he learned, and realization that he is considered the same value as livestock to his owner. We gain an understanding of Douglass’s true hatred of slavery and his desire for freedom.
When the first edition of ‘Narrative’ appeared in 1845, Douglass had been a traveling lecturer speaking out against slavery and empowering abolitionists in New England. One of these notable abolitionists was William Lloyd Garrison, who Douglass asked to write the preface for this important work. In 1847, Douglass left Boston and moved to Rochester, New York where he took pages of this printing of his ‘Narrative’ and had them printed and rebound under the North Star imprint.
Item number: #2512
Life and times of Frederick Douglass written by himself; his early life as a slave, his escape from bondage, and his complete history to the present time; with an introduction by George L. Ruffin.
Hartford, Conn: Park Pub. Co., 1882.
•Collation: Complete with 562 pages
o18 full-page plates, including frontis
•References: edition not in Sabin
•Binding: Hardcover; secure
•Size: ~ 8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm)
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