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The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition
Frederick Douglass; Edited by R.S. Levine, J. Stauffer, and J.R. McKivigan
First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired by the true story of Madison Washington, who, along with eighteen others, took control of the slave ship Creole in November 1841 and sailed it to Nassau in the British colony of the Bahamas, where they could live free.
ISBN 13: 9780300184624 | ISBN 10: 030018462x
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