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"The Heroic Slave" is the only work of fiction by the eminent abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The narrative was inspired by Madison Washington, a slave on the Creole who led a rebellion on the ship in November 1841, and had it sail to Nassau in the Bahamas instead of New Orleans. The short story appeared in the collection Autographs for Freedom (1852).  

Museum Audiobooks strives to present audiobook versions of authentic, unabridged historical texts from prior eras which contain a variety of points of view. The texts do not represent the views or opinions of Museum Audiobooks, and in certain cases may contain perspectives or language that is objectionable to the modern listener.

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Excellent, Compelling, Frederick Douglass’ Only Work of Fiction

This is an excellent audiobook at a reasonable price. The narration is excellent, although there was a rare mispronouncing of words. I recommend reading a copy on Kindle simultaneously if possible. However I found the entire experience sublime. Thank You…

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Must listen to.

I feel like everyone should listen to this because it gives perspective. Slave, white people who are against slavery, a free black man who’s wife is still a slave, a slave trader who gets overwhelmed by slaves. All these perspectives happened and that means something. Every white person was not a bad person and every slave was not able to be broken.