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The Resource Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : a new critical edition, by Angela Y. Davis, including her "Lectures on liberation"

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : a new critical edition, by Angela Y. Davis, including her "Lectures on liberation"

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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : a new critical edition
Title
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself
Title remainder
a new critical edition
Statement of responsibility
by Angela Y. Davis, including her "Lectures on liberation"
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterpiece of African American literature, Frederick Douglass's Narrative is the powerful story of an enslaved youth coming into social and moral consciousness by disobeying his white slavemasters and secretly teaching himself to read. Achieving literacy emboldens Douglass to resist, escape, and ultimately achieve his freedom. After escaping slavery, Douglass became a leader in the anti-slavery and women's rights movements, a bestselling author, and U.S. diplomat. In this new critical edition, legendary activist and feminist scholar Angela Davis sheds new light on the legacy of Frederick Douglass. In two philosophical lectures originally delivered at UCLA in autumn 1969, Davis focuses on Douglass's intellectual and spiritual awakening, and the importance of self-knowledge in achieving freedom from all forms of oppression. With detailed attention to Douglass's text, she interrogates the legacy of slavery and shares timeless lessons about oppression, resistance, and freedom. And in an extended introductory essay written for this edition, Davis comments on previous editions of the Narrative and re-examines Douglass through a contemporary feminist perspective. An important new edition of an American classic
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.D749 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Open Media series
Label
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : a new critical edition, by Angela Y. Davis, including her "Lectures on liberation"
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-252)
Control code
15862554
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780872865273
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009032955
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn318876933
Label
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : a new critical edition, by Angela Y. Davis, including her "Lectures on liberation"
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-252)
Control code
15862554
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780872865273
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009032955
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn318876933

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