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Frederick Douglass

A Noble Life

By David A Adler

Born into slavery in 1818 and raised on a Maryland plantation under brutal conditions, Frederick Douglass, against all odds, grew up to become a famous orator, journalist, author, and adviser to U.S. presidents. Many contemporaries found it hard to believe that he was an escaped slave with no formal education. Douglass was also controversial. He urged slaves to revolt and befriended the radical abolitionist John Brown. A pivotal figure in U.S. history, he helped Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation and was an ambassador to Haiti. Timeline, chapter notes, bibliography.

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Format: Book
Author: Adler, David A
Summary: When, in 1879, a bust in his likeness was placed at the University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass wrote: "Incidents of this character do much amaze me. It is not, however, the height to which I have risen, but the depth from which I have come that amazes me." This biography tells the story of his ascent from slavery.
Title: Frederick Douglass : a noble life / David A. Adler.
Publisher Date: New York : Holiday House, c2010.
Subject: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Teen literature. Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature African American abolitionists -- Biography -- Teen literature Antislavery movements -- United States -- Teen literature
Isbn: 9780823420568 (hardcover) 0823420566 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Adler, David A.
Summary: When, in 1879, a bust in his likeness was placed at the University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass wrote: "Incidents of this character do much amaze me. It is not, however, the height to which I have risen, but the depth from which I have come that amazes me." This biography tells the story of his ascent from slavery.
Title: Frederick Douglass : a noble life / David A. Adler.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Holiday House, c2010.
Description: 138 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature
Subjects: African American abolitionists -- Biography -- Teen literature
Subjects: Antislavery movements -- United States -- Teen literature
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132) and index.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
Contents: "I sobbed myself to sleep" -- "Many children but no family" -- "Why am I a slave?" -- "The turning point" -- "You rascal" -- New Bedford: "I had no master" -- The lecture circuit : "I can tell you what I have seen" -- "From house to house, and from heart to heart -- "What, to an American slave, is your 4th of July?" -- Foreshadowed a conflict on a larger scale -- "To arms!" -- "A sacred effort" -- "Young in liberty and old in slavery" -- The African-American : "like a man in a morass" -- "From first to last : a noble life" -- Important dates in the life of Frederick Douglass.
LCCN: 2009029970
ISBN: 9780823420568 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0823420566 (hardcover)
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