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    DescriptionA 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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    Title
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself
    Subtitle
    A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frederick Douglass, By (author) Angela Y. Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780872865273
    ISBN 10: 0872865274
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    Publisher
    City Lights Books
    Imprint name
    City Lights Books
    Publication date
    17 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Monroe, OR
    Author Information
    American abolitionist, women's suffragist, author, statesman and reformer, Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and U.S. history. His Narrative is a cornerstone of African-American literature. Internationally renowned public speaker, author, activist, scholar and symbol of 1970s black power, Davis was the third woman to appear on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list and has authored eight books.
    Review quote
    "Just as Douglass was dedicated to abolishing the institution that imprisoned him and his people, Davis is dedicated to abolishing the institution that imprisoned her and still imprisons millions of Americans, mostly people of color: the modern American prison system." -- H. Bruce Franklin, "African American Review"On Angela Davis's Blues Legacies: "Angela Davis's book is a complete revelation and a serious re-education." - Toni Morrison On Angela Davis's Women, Race and Class: "Davis's work deserves a wide readership... She has compiled much useful information not easily obtained elsewhere."