Introduction to a Slave Narrative

Frederick Douglass

You are going to read "An Introduction to a Slave Narrative" before we begin reading The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass. This introduction talks about the RHETORIC of Frederick Douglass. RHETORIC is the art of using speech to persuade, influence, or please.

Scroll down to paragraph titled LITERARY CONTEXTS FOR SLAVE AND EX-SLAVE NARRATIVES. Read this paragraph. You also need to read the following paragraph titled IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT TO THE NATION.

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