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Reader recommendation: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Following the recent PBS documentary series “The Abolitionists,” I was eager to read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. This autobiographical account of Douglass’s life as a slave, from earliest childhood to his eventual escape, captures the day-to-day realities of slavery with a unique immediacy that is deeply moving.

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