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One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from "Penguin Classics" titles. One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from "Penguin Classics" titles.


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One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from "Penguin Classics" titles. One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from "Penguin Classics" titles.

30 review for The Education of Frederick Douglass

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mu'aath

    History! We all hear it, but do we all know and understand it? This compilation of excerpts from The "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" is a beautiful mural that illustrates the quest to become educated of the “America’s most eloquent and internationally famous abolitionist”. The book describes Douglass’ life as an enslave child in Maryland, from life on the plantation to the grand estate in Baltimore. He gives a very detailed description of all of the overseers and History! We all hear it, but do we all know and understand it? This compilation of excerpts from The "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" is a beautiful mural that illustrates the quest to become educated of the “America’s most eloquent and internationally famous abolitionist”. The book describes Douglass’ life as an enslave child in Maryland, from life on the plantation to the grand estate in Baltimore. He gives a very detailed description of all of the overseers and each of his masters and their personalities. The beatings of family members and unjust murders of innocent slaves for trivial acts and evils of American law and slavery are addressed via intricate accounts from the historic athlete. Douglass also mentions how he began learning the facets of literacy from his mistress. It's a great book and i recommend it to everybody, especially anyone who appreciates history or anyone who prefers books that can be read in a matter of hours.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This is such a tiny little book, it almost fits in the palm of my hand, but it certainly ‘packs a punch’. It’s one of the Penguin 60s (Black) Classics series, published in 1995 to celebrate Penguin’s 60th anniversary. These little books are extracts from the Penguin Classics series, and this one comes from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, first published in 1845. Reading about American slavery is, for me, a bit like reading about the Holocaust. I just don’t unde This is such a tiny little book, it almost fits in the palm of my hand, but it certainly ‘packs a punch’. It’s one of the Penguin 60s (Black) Classics series, published in 1995 to celebrate Penguin’s 60th anniversary. These little books are extracts from the Penguin Classics series, and this one comes from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, first published in 1845. Reading about American slavery is, for me, a bit like reading about the Holocaust. I just don’t understand how such evil could have been accepted as it obviously was. I can understand individual acts of cruelty and wickedness as a result of some malfunction in an individual’s development, but how whole societies could have endorsed the institutionalisation of man’s inhumanity to man is a horrible mystery to me. The Education of Frederick Douglass describes two kinds of education. The first is when the boy Frederick is socialised into the world of slavery and learns the rules of the plantation, and the second is when it dawns on him that literacy is the key to freedom and he sets about learning to read and write, even though he is forbidden to do so by law and by custom. To read the rest of my review please visit https://anzlitlovers.com/2016/04/26/t...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Noah

    Finished reading this and immediately wanted the full version. It's always illuminating to hear first-hand accounts of what slavery was like: the inhumanity; the incidental compassion of passersby; the learned racism that nobody is born with; and the constant, all-consuming fear of the slaves. Finished reading this and immediately wanted the full version. It's always illuminating to hear first-hand accounts of what slavery was like: the inhumanity; the incidental compassion of passersby; the learned racism that nobody is born with; and the constant, all-consuming fear of the slaves.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dan Cohen

    Uplifting and eye-opening account of slavery and, in particular, the story of how the author somehow managed to educate himself. Well worth reading.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Diaz

  6. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Miller-Portales

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joe

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    Deb

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    Sher

  11. 4 out of 5

    Drew Roselli

  12. 5 out of 5

    Joan

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    Callum

  14. 5 out of 5

    NB

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    Patrick Nichols

  16. 4 out of 5

    Liz

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    Laine G.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michael Lloyd-Billington

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    Ashley Page

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    Carol Tilley

  21. 4 out of 5

    jeniwren

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Tinkle

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    Mathie

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    Natasha Story

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anežka

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gemma Billington

  27. 5 out of 5

    occy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anna

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    Laura

  30. 4 out of 5

    Philip Kromer

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