Douglass wrote this autobiography which was published in 1855. Douglass was born in Maryland and separated from his mother when he was an infant. Some scholars think he was descendant from American Muslins. When he was 12 his owner's wife broke the law by teaching him to read. The neighborhood children helped him with his reading and writing. As a teenager he spent a few years with a farmer known to be a slave breaker. He later obtained his freedom and became a well-known abolitionist.
About Douglass Frederick Douglass
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Published November 8, 2007
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Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction.