Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Frederick DOUGLASS (c.1818 - 1895)

Frederick Douglass published his highly acclaimed third autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, in 1881 and revised it in 1892. The emancipation of American slaves during and following the American Civil War enabled him to relate in this volume more details of his life as a slave and his escape from slavery than he could in his two previous autobiographies, which would have put him and his family in danger. It is the only Douglass autobiography to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, his encounters with several American presidents including Lincoln and Garfield, his account of the ill-fated "Freedman's Bank", and his service as the United States Marshall of the District of Columbia and as U. S. Minister to Haiti. This masterfully written book is all the more remarkable because it is the product of one who as a slave was denied the right to any schooling. ~ Adapted from Wikipedia by Lee Smalley

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Lee Smalley
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Play 01 Author's Birth Lee Smalley
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Play 02 Removal from Grandmother's Lee Smalley
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Play 03 Troubles of Childhood Lee Smalley
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Play 04 A General Survey of the Slave Plantation Lee Smalley
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Play 05 A Slaveholder's Character Lee Smalley
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Play 06 A Child's Reasoning Lee Smalley
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Play 07 Luxuries at the Great House Lee Smalley
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Play 08 Characteristics of Overseers Lee Smalley
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Play 09 Change of Location Lee Smalley
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Play 10 Learning to Read Lee Smalley
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Play 11 Growing in Knowledge Lee Smalley
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Play 12 Religious Nature Awakened Lee Smalley
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Play 13 The Vicissitudes of Slave Life Lee Smalley
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Play 14 Experience in St. Michaels Lee Smalley
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Play 15 Covey, the Negro Breaker Lee Smalley
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Play 16 Another Pressure of the Tyrant's Vice Lee Smalley
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Play 17 The Last Flogging Lee Smalley
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Play 18 New Relations and Duties Lee Smalley
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Play 19 The Runaway Plot Lee Smalley
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Play 20 Apprenticeship Life Lee Smalley
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Play 21 Escape from Slavery, Part 1 Lee Smalley
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Play 22 Escape from Slavery, Part 2 Lee Smalley
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Play 23 Life as a Freeman Lee Smalley
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Play 24 Introduced to the Abolitionists Lee Smalley
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Play 25 Recollections of Old Friends Lee Smalley
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Play 26 One Hundred Conventions Lee Smalley
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Play 27 Impressions Abroad Lee Smalley
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Play 28 Triumphs and Trials Lee Smalley
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Play 29 John Brown and Mrs. Stowe Lee Smalley
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Play 30 Increasing Demands of the Slave Power Lee Smalley
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Play 31 The Beginning of the End Lee Smalley
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Play 32 Secession and War Lee Smalley
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Play 33 Hope for the Nation Lee Smalley
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Play 34 Vast Changes Lee Smalley
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Play 35 Living and Learning Lee Smalley
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Play 36 Weighed in the Balance Lee Smalley
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Play 37 Time Makes All Things Even Lee Smalley
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Play 38 Incidents and Events Lee Smalley
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Play 39 Honor to Whom Honor Lee Smalley
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Play 40 Retrospection Lee Smalley
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Play 41 Appendix Lee Smalley
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Play 42 Later Life Lee Smalley
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Play 43 A Grand Occasion Lee Smalley
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Play 44 Doubts as to Garfield's Course Lee Smalley
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Play 45 Recorder of Deeds Lee Smalley
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Play 46 President Cleveland's Administration Lee Smalley
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Play 47 The Supreme Court Decision Lee Smalley
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Play 48 Defeat of James G. Blaine Lee Smalley
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Play 49 European Tour Lee Smalley
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Play 50 Continuation of European Tour Lee Smalley
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Play 51 The Campaign of 1888 Lee Smalley
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Play 52 The Administration of President Harrison Lee Smalley
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Play 53 Minister to Haiti Lee Smalley
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Play 54 Continued Negotiations for the Mole St. Nicolas Lee Smalley
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