Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author(s): Frederick Douglass; Kwame Anthony Appiah (Introduction by); Harriet A. Jacobs; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah (Introduction by)

Social Science

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780345478238
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Modern Library
  • : December 2004
  • : 1.04 Inches X 4.15 Inches X 6.83 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frederick Douglass; Kwame Anthony Appiah (Introduction by); Harriet A. Jacobs; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good
  • : 464