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Worldview Guide for Frederick Douglass’s Autobiography

"In a day when most anything can be rendered disposable, Americans are not accustomed to keeping things that remind them of times of darkness, sadness, or failure. We do not keep the nameplate from the job where we were fired. We do not keep the bad report card or the paper that got an F." -From Meador's Worldview Guide

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"Nationally, we do not build monuments to commemorate our nation’s greatest failures. There is no Richard Nixon Memorial in Washington, nor is there a pillar to commemorate the Great Depression erected anywhere near Wall Street, though one can’t help wondering if things might have played out differently in 2008 if there were. In America we forget the bad and try to remember the positive. We are the consummate optimists. This idea of a negative memorial, something we keep that serves as a warning to us of the dire consequences of falling into sin, is perhaps a useful starting place for considering Frederick Douglass’s remarkable Narrative. If we are to understand both the good and the bad in America, there may be no better text to begin with than with this book." -From Jake Meador's guide

The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coachand a treasure map, and a compass, and a keyto help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.

The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.

A free classics test and answer key are also available here.

What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:

"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer

"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student

"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader

Jake Meador is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell and Austin. Jake's writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Fare Forward, The University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play.

IMPRINT: Canon Classics Literature Series

AUTHOR: Jake Meador

PAGE COUNT: 52 pages

SIZE: 5x8"

ISBN 10: 1-947644-31-9

ISBN-13: 978-1-947644-31-1

PUB. DATE: April 28, 2017