Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
ISBN
0192832506, 9780192832504, 9780199539079
Lexile measure
920L
Rating
550L
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Book
Physical Desc
xxxiv, 129 pages ; 20 cm.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
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Level 9.1, 22 Points
Lexile measure
920

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Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Boston Anti-Slavery Society, 1845.
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"I was born in Tuckahoe. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant."So begins the now-classic personal account of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), who was born into slavery in Maryland and after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838 became an ardent abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights. His Narrative, which was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1845, relates his experience as a slave, the cruelty he suffered at the hands of his masters, his struggle to educate himself, and his fight for freedom.Written with much passion, and with no small degree of striking biblical imagery, the Narrative came to assume epic proportions as a fundamental anti-slavery text, an accessible record in which the author had carefully crafted both his life story and his persona. The introduction and notes for this new edition fully examine Douglass--the man and the myth--while also considering both his complex relationship with women and the enduring power of his autobiography. Other highlights include extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights. This new edition of Douglass's classic autobiography examines the man and the myth, his complex relationship with women, and the enduring power of his book. Included are extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights.
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550L,Lexile
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Decoding demand: 84 (very high),Semantic demand: 96 (very high),Syntactic demand: 74 (high),Structure demand: 87 (very high),Lexile

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APA Citation (style guide)

Douglass, F., & McDowell, D. E. (1999). Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 and Deborah E. McDowell. 1999. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 and Deborah E. McDowell. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Douglass, Frederick, and Deborah E. McDowell. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Oxford University Press, 1999.

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