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Let Freedom Ring: Charles Remond, William W. Brown, Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins, James Madison Bell

The 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, came at a time when the writing of slave narratives, real or fictitious, was popular propaganda, but Douglass's book is in many ways too remarkable to be dismissed as mere hack writing.... In utter contrast to the tortured style of most of the slave biographies, Douglass's style is calm and modest ...