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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself: A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis (City Lights Open Media)

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"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself: A New Critical Edition" by Angela Y. Davis offers a profound exploration into the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, an iconic figure in the fight for racial justice, gender equality, and educational equity. Published on December 1, 2009, by City Lights Open Media, this edition revitalizes Douglass's journey from enslaved youth to influential abolitionist through the insightful lens of Angela Davis. In her critical analysis, Davis, a legendary activist and scholar, delves into Douglass's intellectual and spiritual awakenings, emphasizing the crucial role of self-knowledge in combating and overcoming oppression. Her commentary not only re-examines Douglass's texts from a contemporary feminist perspective but also highlights the significant yet often overlooked impact of his wife, Anna Murray Douglass. This edition is particularly suited for college students who are poised to engage deeply with the intertwined narratives of race, gender, and education, and are ready to reflect on the broader implications of Douglass's and Davis's legacies in today's social justice movements. This critical edition invites readers to reconsider historical narratives and inspires activists and scholars alike to persist in the fight for justice.
Published by City Lights Publishers on December 1, 2009
220 pages
ISBN: 9780872865273
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