First published in 1845, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – An American Slave” is an 1845 autobiographical treatise on abolition by Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), an American escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author, and public speaker. A leading figure in the abolitionist movement, he fought for the end of slavery until the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation and continued to vehemently fight for human rights until his death. One of the most well-known slave narratives written in the period, it describes in detail his experiences of life as a slave and was one of the most influential works of literature in the abolitionist movement in the Unites States. A moving insight into the life of a slave not to be missed by those with an interest in American history. Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic treatise now in a new addition complete with an introductory Chapter by William H. Crogman.