Frederick Douglass : a noble life / David A. Adler.
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- ISBN: 9780823420568 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0823420566 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 138 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2010.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132) and index.
"I sobbed myself to sleep" -- "Many children, but no family" -- "Why am I a slave?" -- "The turning point" -- "You rascal!" -- New Bedford : "I had no master" -- The lecture circuit : "I can tell you what I have seen" -- "From house to house, and from heart to heart" -- "What, to an American slave, is your 4th of July?" -- "Foreshadowed a conflict on a larger scale" -- "To arms!" -- "A sacred effort" -- "Young in liberty and old in slavery" -- The African-American : "like a man in a morass" -- "From first to last--a noble life" -- Important dates in the life of Frederick Douglass.
When, in 1879, a bust in his likeness was placed at the University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass wrote: "Incidents of this character do much amaze me. It is not, however, the height to which I have risen, but the depth from which I have come that amazes me." This biography tells the story of his ascent from slavery.
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