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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) The narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American slave. Written by himself.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05117 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Wortley, England Type: Book Date: 1846 Pagination: 1 v. : 170 p. ; 19 x 11.6 cm. Order a Copy

Third English edition. Contains a frontispiece print of Douglass. Printed by Joseph Barker. Includes a preface to the second Dublin edition, preface to the first American edition, and a letter from Wendell Phillips (22 April 1845). Narrative is followed by an appendix and "American Slavery," a "Report of a public meeting held at Finsbury Chapel, Moorfields, to receive Frederick Douglass" (22 May 1846). Last pages contain information on the American Anti-Slavery Society for the "Friends of the Slave."

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