DRAMATIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN SLAVE INCLUDING 21ST CENTURY STUDY GUIDE This classic of American literature was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. Its shocking first-hand account of the horrors of slavery became an international best seller. His eloquence led Frederick Douglass to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. * Douglass rose through determination, brilliance and eloquence to shape the American Nation. * He was an abolitionist, human rights and women's rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher and social reformer * His personal relationship with Abraham Lincoln helped persuade the President to make emancipation a cause of the Civil War. This deluxe edition of this classic work, includes a 21st century study guide that will provide you with a deeper sense of the trials and tribulations Douglass endured. The questions will take you into his world and will assist you in further exploring your own writing abilities, while appreciating and honoring the depth of his.