Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: David W. Blight
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1416590323
ISBN 13: 9781416590323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Book Review:

**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights. In this “cinematic and deeply engaging” (The New York Times Book Review) biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. “Absorbing and even moving…a brilliant book that speaks to our own time as well as Douglass’s” (The Wall Street Journal), Blight’s biography tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. “David Blight has written the definitive biography of Frederick Douglass…a powerful portrait of one of the most important American voices of the nineteenth century” (The Boston Globe). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Frederick Douglass won the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher awards and was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 129
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers, as well as the strength and courage needed to survive. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Frederick Douglass spent years secretly teaching himself to read and write—a crime for which he risked life and limb. After two failed escapes, Douglass finally, blessedly boarded a train in 1838 that would eventually lead him to New York City and freedom. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Few books have done more to change America’s notion of African Americans than this seminal work. Beyond its historical and social relevancy, it is admired today for its gripping stories, the intensity of spirit, and heartfelt humanity. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre–Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he suffered. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Written more than a century and a half ago by a Black man who went on to become a famous orator, U.S. minister to Haiti, and leader of his people, this timeless classic still speaks directly to our age. It is a record of savagery and inhumanity that goes far to explain why America still suffers from the great injustices of the past. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Lives of Frederick Douglass

The Lives of Frederick Douglass
Author: Robert S. Levine
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 0674055810
ISBN 13: 9780674055810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

Frederick Douglass’s changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in his many conflicting accounts of events during his journey from slavery to freedom. Robert S. Levine creates a fascinating collage of this elusive subject—revisionist biography at its best, offering new perspectives on Douglass the social reformer, orator, and writer.

Who Was Frederick Douglass

Who Was Frederick Douglass
Author: April Jones Prince,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-12-26
ISBN 10: 0698187245
ISBN 13: 9780698187245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Was Frederick Douglass Book Review:

Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Illustrated

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave Illustrated
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798551964964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Illustrated Book Review:

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period.

Picturing Frederick Douglass An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American

Picturing Frederick Douglass  An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American
Author: John Stauffer,Zoe Trodd,Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN 10: 1631491261
ISBN 13: 9781631491269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picturing Frederick Douglass An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American Book Review:

A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass through historic photography. Commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birthday and featuring images discovered since its original publication in 2015, this “tour de force” (Library Journal, starred review) reintroduced Frederick Douglass to a twenty-first-century audience. From these pages—which include over 160 photographs of Douglass, as well as his previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics—we learn that neither Custer nor Twain, nor even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century. Indeed, it was Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave-turned-abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer, who is canonized here as a leading pioneer in photography and a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just an emerging art form. Featuring: Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent) 160 separate photographs of Douglass—many of which have never been publicly seen and were long lost to history A collection of contemporaneous artwork that shows how powerful Douglass’s photographic legacy remains today, over a century after his death All Douglass’s previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: Booker T. Washington
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X000420611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Book Review:

A sympathetic study by the great teacher & leader of a career which was identified with the race problem in the period of revolution & liberation. The sketch reveals Douglass as the personification of the historical events that marked the transition from slavery to citizenship.

The Life of Frederick Douglass

The Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: David F. Walker
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 0399581456
ISBN 13: 9780399581458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Recently returned to the cultural spotlight, Frederick Douglass's impact on American history is felt even in today's current events. Comic book writer and filmmaker David F. Walker joins with the art team of Damon Smyth and Marissa Louise to bring the long, exciting, and influential life of Douglass to life in comic book form. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass's image and influence), and the Civil War. Told from Douglass's point of view and based on his own writings, The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: L. Diane Barnes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415891116
ISBN 13: 9780415891110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Book Review:

Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the 19th century. He remains important in American history because he moved beyond relief at his own personal freedom to dedicating his life to the progress of his race and his country. This volume offers a short biographical exploration of Douglass' life in the broader context of the 19th century world, and pulls together some of his most important writings on slavery, civil rights, and political issues. Bolstered by the series website, which provides instructors with more images and documents, as well as targeted links to further research, Frederick Douglass: Reformer and Statesman gives the student of American history a fully-rounded glimpse into the world inhabited by this great figure.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: D. H. Dilbeck
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 1469636190
ISBN 13: 9781469636191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Book Review:

From his enslavement to freedom, Frederick Douglass was one of America's most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality. Throughout his long life, Douglass was also a man of profound religious conviction. In this concise and original biography, D. H. Dilbeck offers a provocative interpretation of Douglass's life through the lens of his faith. In an era when the role of religion in public life is as contentious as ever, Dilbeck provides essential new perspective on Douglass's place in American history. Douglass came to faith as a teenager among African American Methodists in Baltimore. For the rest of his life, he adhered to a distinctly prophetic Christianity. Imitating the ancient Hebrew prophets and Jesus Christ, Douglass boldly condemned evil and oppression, especially when committed by the powerful. Dilbeck shows how Douglass's prophetic Christianity provided purpose and unity to his wide-ranging work as an author, editor, orator, and reformer. As "America's Prophet," Douglass exposed his nation's moral failures and hypocrisies in the hopes of creating a more just society. He admonished his fellow Americans to truly abide by the political and religious ideals they professed to hold most dear. Two hundred years after his birth, Douglass's prophetic voice remains as timely as ever.

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass
Author: David A. Adler
Publsiher: Lerner Publishing Group
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN 10: 1430130415
ISBN 13: 9781430130413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

"Adler, a prolific children's book author, has done a good job describing the trajectory of Douglass's life as he moved from being a slave himself to being a freer of slaves and a tireless civil rights activist. Narrator Charles Turner, who has a deep and resonant voice, uses just the right matter-of-fact yet serious tones that won't overwhelm young listeners but will make an impression on them." -AudioFile

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: William S. McFeely
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 0393634116
ISBN 13: 9780393634112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Book Review:

“A detailed, finely written portrait of the imposing 19th-century leader.” —David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book Review Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass—orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America—was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature. In this Lincoln Prize– winning biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass— his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeat and transcendent courage—and re-creates the high drama of a turbulent era.

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave
Author: Willie Lynch
Publsiher: Ravenio Books
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2011-06
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave Book Review:

This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there.

My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 150406318X
ISBN 13: 9781504063180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Bondage and My Freedom Book Review:

The abolitionist author presents profound insight on the meaning of race and freedom in America in this memoir of slavery, escape, and reinvention. One of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass was a major influence on social and political thought in the nineteenth century. His autobiographical writings were a powerful vehicle for his philosophy of human equality. Written ten years after his legal emancipation in 1846, My Bondage and My Freedom recounts Douglass’s journey—intellectual, spiritual, and geographical—from life as a slave under various masters, and his many plots and attempts at escape, to his liberation, time as a fugitive, and new life as a prominent abolitionist. Expanding on his earlier work Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, this later memoir illuminates Douglass’s maturation as a writer and thinker.

The Mind of Frederick Douglass

The Mind of Frederick Douglass
Author: Waldo E. Martin Jr.
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN 10: 0807864285
ISBN 13: 9780807864289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

Frederick Douglass was unquestionably the foremost black American of the nineteenth century. The extraordinary life of this former slave turned abolitionist orator, newspaper editor, social reformer, race leader, and Republican party advocate has inspired many biographies over the years. This, however, is the first full-scale study of the origins, contours, development, and significance of Douglass's thought. Brilliant and to a large degree self-taught, Douglass personified intellectual activism; he possessed a sincere concern for the uses and consequences of ideas. Both his people's struggle for liberation and his individual experiences, which he envisioned as symbolizing that struggle, provided the basis and structure for his intellectual maturation. As a representative American, he internalized and, thus, reflected major currents in the contemporary American mind. As a representative Afro-American, he revealed in his thinking the deep-seated influence of race on Euro-American, Afro-American, or, broadly conceived, American consciousness. He sought to resolve in his thinking the dynamic tension between his identities as a black and as an American. Martin assesses not only how Douglass dealt with this enduring conflict, but also the extent of his success. An inveterate belief in a universal and egalitarian humanism unified Douglass's thought. This grand organizing principle reflected his intellectual roots in the three major traditions of mid-nineteenth-century American thought: Protestant Christianity, the Enlightenment, and romanticism. Together, these influences buttressed his characteristic optimism. Although nineteenth-century Afro-American intellectual history derived its central premises and outlook from concurrent American intellectual history, it offered a searching critique of the latter and its ramifications. How to square America's rhetoric of freedom, equality, and justice with the reality of slavery and racial prejudice was the difficulty that confronted such Afro-American thinkers as Douglass.

Frederick Douglass Autobiographies LOA 68

Frederick Douglass  Autobiographies  LOA  68
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 1126
Release: 1994-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780940450790
ISBN 13: 0940450798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass Autobiographies LOA 68 Book Review:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the only authoritative edition of all three autobiographies by the escaped slave who became a great American leader. Here in this Library of America volume are collected Frederick Douglass's three autobiographical narratives, now recognized as classics of both American history and American literature. Writing with the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made him a brilliantly effective spokesman for the abolition of slavery and equal rights, Douglass shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face of monumental odds. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), published seven years after his escape, was written in part as a response to skeptics who refused to believe that so articulate an orator could ever have been a slave. A powerfully compressed account of the cruelty and oppression of the Maryland plantation culture into which Douglass was born, it brought him to the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and drew thousands, black and white, to the cause. In My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), Douglass expands the account of his slave years. With astonishing psychological penetration, he probes the painful ambiguities and subtly corrosive effects of black-white relations under slavery, and recounts his determined resistance to segregation in the North. The book also incorporates extracts from Douglass’s speeches, including the searing “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Life and Times, first published in 1881, records Douglass’s efforts to keep alive the struggle for racial equality udirng Reconstruction. John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe all feature prominently in this chronicle of a crucial epoch in American history. The revised edition of 1893, presented here, includes an account of his controversial diplomatic mission to Haiti. This volume contains a detailed chronology of Douglass’s life, notes providing further background on the events and people mentioned, and an account of the textual history of each of the autobiographies. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Frederick Douglass The Lion Who Wrote History

Frederick Douglass  The Lion Who Wrote History
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780060277093
ISBN 13: 0060277092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick Douglass The Lion Who Wrote History Book Review:

In this picture book biography, the late New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” The story of one of America’s most revered figures is brought to life by the text of award-winning author Walter Dean Myers and the sweeping, lush illustrations of artist Floyd Cooper.

The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass

The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass
Author: Nicholas Buccola
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 1479867497
ISBN 13: 9781479867493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

2013 Finalist, 26th Annual Oregon Best Book Award Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, and author. In The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass, Nicholas Buccola provides an important and original argument about the ideas that animated this reformer-statesman. Beyond his role as an abolitionist, Buccola argues for the importance of understanding Douglass as a political thinker who provides deep insights into the immense challenge of achieving and maintaining the liberal promise of freedom. Douglass, Buccola contends, shows us that the language of rights must be coupled with a robust understanding of social responsibility in order for liberal ideals to be realized. Truly an original American thinker, this book highlights Douglass’s rightful place among the great thinkers in the American liberal tradition. Podcast — Nicholas Buccola on Frederick Douglass and Liberty.

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass
Author: Leigh Fought
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0199782377
ISBN 13: 9780199782376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

"In his extensive writings, Frederick Douglass revealed little about the private side of his life. But Douglass had a complicated array of relationships with women: white and black, wives and lovers, mistresses-owners, and sisters and daughters. Leigh Fought aims to reveal more about the life of the famed abolitionist off the public stage. She begins with the women he knew during his life as a slave--his mother, whom he barely knew; his grandmother, who raised him; and his slave mistresses, including the one who taught him how to read. Readers will learn about Douglass's two wives--Anna Murray, a free woman who helped him escape to freedom and become a famous speaker herself, and later Helen Pitts, a white woman who was politically engaged and played the public role of the wife of a celebrity. Also central to Douglass's story were women involved in the abolitionist and reform movements, including two white women, Julia Griffiths and Ottilia Assing, critical to the success of his abolitionist newspaper. At the same time, white female abolitionists would be among Douglass's chief critics when he supported the 15th amendment that denied the vote to women, and black women, such as Ida B. Wells-Barnett, would become some of his new political collaborators. Fought also looks at the next generation, specifically through Douglass's daughter Rosetta, who literally acted as a go-between for her parents, since her mother, Anna Murray, had limited literacy. This biography of the circle of women around Frederick Douglass promises to show the connections between his public and private life, as well as reveal connections among enslaved women, free black women, abolitionist circles, and nineteenth-century politics and culture in the North and South before and after the Civil War"--

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1882
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018652357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Book Review: