Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave, Written by Himself

Contributor: Paul L. Hebert

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was an abolitionist, orator, writer, and politician. He escaped from slavery in Maryland to became a national leader of the abolitionist movement. This, his first autobiography, details his life until his entrance on the national stage. It remains the most famous slave narrative.