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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (c.1818-1895)

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

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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