As part of Casavaria’s effort to bring quality literary content to its readers, we chose Frederick Douglass’ wrenching and inspiring autobiography as our first American literary classic. Buy now at Amazon.com
Frederick Douglass is one of the great figures of mid-19th century American letters, culture and politics. Born a slave, he was able to learn to read and eventually escaped to freedom, north of the Mason-Dixon line. His story, his demeanor, his learning and his moral authority inspired popular adhesion to the abolitionist movement, and his autobiography became the leading reference for understanding the struggles of southern slaves against a form of oppression mostly unknown in the northern states.