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The Resource Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words, edited and illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Coretta Scott King

Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words, edited and illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Coretta Scott King

Label
Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words
Title
Escape from slavery
Title remainder
the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words
Statement of responsibility
edited and illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Coretta Scott King
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman
  • This shortened version of the famous abolitionist's 1845 autobiography dramatizes the abomination of slavery & the struggle of a man to break free. Frederick Douglass's own words are compelling, especially since we know that he learned to read & write in defiance of the laws of his time. Excerpts in this book tell of Douglass's life from childhood through his marriage to Anna Murray. The text provides students with a wonderful opportunity to access an original source. Bibliography. Illus. in black-and-white. Opening note by Coretta Scott King. For the first time, the most important account ever written of a childhood in slavery is accessible to young readers. From his days as a young boy on a plantation to his first months as a freeman in Massachusetts, here are Douglass's own firsthand experiences vividly recounted--expertly excerpted and powerfully illustrated
Summary
A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1994
Biography type
autobiography
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179883
Cataloging source
DLC
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1818-1895
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Douglass, Frederick
Dewey number
  • 973.8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.D749 1994
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990
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1818-1895
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  • McCurdy, Michael
  • Douglass, Frederick
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True
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  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Slaves
  • African American abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Abolitionists
Target audience
juvenile
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the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words
Label
Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words, edited and illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Coretta Scott King
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave. 1845
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 63 p.
Isbn
9780679846512
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
93019239
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679846512
  • (OCoLC)28426299
Label
Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words, edited and illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Coretta Scott King
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave. 1845
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 63 p.
Isbn
9780679846512
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
93019239
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679846512
  • (OCoLC)28426299

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