Published in 1855, this book cemented Frederick Douglass's reputation as a leader in the national abolitionist movement and a worldwide voice for the freedom of all people. Narrating with contemporary ease and naturalism, Leon Nixon accentuates the intelligence, dignity, and courage that it took for Douglass to describe the physical beatings, mental abuse, and starvation that he endured as an enslaved man on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from his birth in 1817 to his faithful race to Philadelphia and freedom in 1838. Nixon is equally adept at voicing the series of articulate and persuasive antislavery speeches that follow Douglass's autobiography. Douglass was a writer of uncommon talent and eloquence, and his works stand among the best in nineteenth-century literature. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2021
DD ISBN 9781781983522 $34.00
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