"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" Book Review by RavingWriter

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
A discussion of the common themes of the autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," written by Frederick Douglass.
# 114667 | 932 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines and reviews a pivotal historic work of literature, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," written by Douglass himself. The paper examines the work as an important historic record, but also discusses the life, philosophy and achievements of a champion of liberty and justice for all.

Table of Contents:
The Experiences of Frederick Douglass
Common Themes of the Work

From the Paper:

"Accommodation, or more exactly his distaste for it, also played a part in Douglass' narrative and rhetoric. Unlike those such as Booker T. Washington who spoke openly on the importance of the accommodation of slavery as a means of ultimately eroding the institution into obscurity little by little, Douglass by all indications was more of the fiery type of abolitionist that his friend John Brown ultimately turned out to be."
"In retrospect, Douglass' response of violence to quell slavery as it existed in his lifetime has proven to be justified, for without the armed response to the secession of the Confederate states, slavery would have been able to thrive in a major portion of North America, and it is very likely that the CSA would have in time attempted to overthrow the government of the USA, thereby all but guaranteeing that slavery would thrive and survive."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brewton, Vince. ""Bold Defiance Took Its Place"-"Respect" and Self-Making in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave." The Mississippi Quarterly 58.3-4 (2005): 703+.
  • Chesebrough, David B. Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. New York: Dover Publications, 1995.
  • Lampe, Gregory P. Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Voice, 1818-1845. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1998.
  • Martin, Waldo E. The Mind of Frederick Douglass. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

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APA Format

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" (2009, June 18) Retrieved August 18, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-114667/

MLA Format

""Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"" 18 June 2009. Web. 18 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-114667/>