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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass I knew of Fredrick Douglass as a historical figure, which is to say, I really knew virtually nothing abut the man. Daughter Hannah gave me Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln for Christmas, and that along with the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War has led me to read several different subjects. Reading a slave's experience from one who has suffered its suffocation is vastly different than writer whose understanding of slavery is merely the knowledge of its history. Douglass, not separated from slavery be time or experience,tells a story that more than 150 years later, carries the horror of his time as chattel.