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After releasing a new edition of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman last week, Bald Cypress Books continues to celebrate Black History Month with the release of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the classic autobiography of the great African-American statesman, originally published in 1845.

Like Tubman, Douglass was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore. His book's vivid portrayal of the brutality of slavery, coupled with his skill as a speaker, inflamed hearts and minds across the United States and around the world.



Updated: Feb 13, 2021

Bald Cypress Books is celebrating Black History Month with the release of a new edition of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Originally published in 1869, Sarah H. Bradford's classic biography of Tubman follows her incredible story from her birth into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, through her daring role in the Underground Railroad and her selfless service in the Army during the Civil War.



The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble currently, and is expected to be carried by other major retailers.


Another early African-American biography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, will be released on Friday, February 19th.


Bald Cypress Books is now a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest publishing trade organization in the United States. The not-for-profit association offers a wide variety of benefits to members, including education, networking opportunities, discounts on industry services, awards, and a monthly magazine.


Members sign a code of ethics, pledging:

  • To uphold the highest standards of our industry, to create works of lasting financial and/or cultural value, and to pursue editorial, design, and production excellence.

  • To respect the rights of authors and other creators and stakeholders, to observe all copyright laws and conventions, and to never knowingly publish plagiarized work.

  • To reward authors and contributors for their work, to be honest in our financial dealings, to write contracts in understandable language, to resolve all disputes promptly and fairly, and to foster equal opportunity in our workplaces.

  • To not mislead readers or buyers with false promises, inflated sales data, or manipulated reviews.

  • To recycle and reuse and to follow green practices.

Joining IBPA will give Bald Cypress Books access to more tools and useful information as we grow as a publisher.


- Chris