Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

An incredibly poignant account of the famed black American''s life in slavery and beyond, complete with philosophically rational and subtle arguments to the readers of his era against the institution of slavery. Here is a man with no formal education and yet his brain is a storehouse of social, literary, economical (the list goes on) information that I could only wish to have. It is so short that everyone should be required to read it at least once; however, it helps to be aware of the motivations behind what he relates (and does not relate) to his readers.