In this powerful memoir, former slave Frederick Douglass describes his brutal upbringing and eventual escape from slavery. Douglass combines his own experience with his advanced oratory skills to argue for the abolition of slavery.
This is a must read for anyone seeking to understand how slavery shaped the USA back then in the early 1800 to today. The USA has come a long way and yet we have a long way to go. Regardless of your race or creed, this book will inspire you to do you part to further improve the condition of man. We are all from the human race and no man should have unchecked power or it will absolutely corrupt that man. It is our duty to keep the powerful checked for they have no control of the sureness of their corruption and do this for the victims of the powerful’s wrath. Live fair.55
A great book with eerie parallels to what still happens today. Very well written and thought out. Especially love the poem at the end.55
I haven't read a book about four to five years ago and now I just want to read more books but I like this one it was awesome!!!55
Long boring a** book15
Great book! Gives the reader an inside look of the life of a slave in the 19th century. This books is also an amazing piece of literature and full of rich rhetoric.55
I read this book in a couple of days and couldn't put it down. I wonder what Mr. Douglas would thing about how things are now thanks to his "humble" efforts.55
Really liked that it was real events of his life45