What to the Slave is the Fourth of July

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781513293820
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Release: 2021-04-23
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852) is a novella by Frederick Douglass. Having escaped from slavery in the South at a young age, Frederick Douglass became a prominent orator and autobiographer who spearheaded the American abolitionist movement in the mid-nineteenth century. In this famous speech, published widely in pamphlet form after it was given to a meeting of the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on July 5th, 1852, Douglass exposes the hypocrisy of America’s claim to Christian and democratic ideals in spite of its legacy of enslavement. Personal and political, Douglass’ speech helped inspire the burgeoning abolitionist movement, which fought tirelessly for emancipation in the decades leading up to the American Civil War. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?...What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.” Drawing upon his own experiences as an escaped slave, Douglass offers a critique of American independence from the perspective of those who had never been free within its borders. Hopeful and courageous, Douglass’ voice remains an essential part of our history, reminding us time and again who we are, who we have been, and what we can be as a nation. While much of his radical message has been smoothed over through the passage of time, its revolutionary truth continues to resonate today. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frederick Douglass’ What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Fourth of July Speech

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Fourth of July Speech
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1952433606
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Release: 2020-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1514386984
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Release: 2015-06-17
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On July 5, 1852, Douglass delivered an address to the ladies of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society. This speech eventually became known as "What to the slave is the 4th of July?" and some consider it the greatest anti-slavery oration ever given. Like many abolitionists, Douglass believed that education would be crucial for African Americans to improve their lives. This led Douglass to become an early advocate for school desegregation. In the 1850s, Douglass observed that New York's facilities and instruction for African-American children were vastly inferior to those for whites. Douglass called for court action to open all schools to all children. He said that full inclusion within the educational system was a more pressing need for African Americans than political issues such as suffrage.

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July
Author: James A. Colaiaco
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466892781
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Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our country. In this book, James A. Colaiaco vividly recreates the turbulent historical context of Douglass' speech and delivers a colorful portrait of the country in the turbulent years leading to the civil war. This book provides a fascinating new perspective on a critical time in American history.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9798702759760
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Release: 2021-01-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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[1]. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

The Lives of Frederick Douglass

The Lives of Frederick Douglass
Author: Robert S. Levine
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780674055810
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Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Hypocrisy of American Slavery

The Hypocrisy of American Slavery
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1724799371
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Release: 2018-08-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Hypocrisy of American Slavery is one of Douglass' classics.

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780486288956
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Release: 2013-04-29
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inexpensive compilation of the great abolitionist's speeches includes "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852), "The Church and Prejudice" (1841), and "Self-Made Men" (1859).

Frederick Douglass s Fourth of July Speech

Frederick Douglass s Fourth of July Speech
Author: Tamra Orr
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781534172296
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Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Cherry Lake
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rochester, New York, 1852: A young boy listens to Frederick Douglass deliver his speech, and begins to question the meaning of Independence Day. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Voices of a People s History of the United States

Voices of a People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn,Anthony Arnove
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1583229477
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Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: David W. Blight
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9781416590323
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**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.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Author: Philip Foner,Yuval Taylor
Pages: 808
ISBN: 9781613741474
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Release: 2000-04-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the greatest African American leaders and one of the most brilliant minds of his time, Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote with unsurpassed eloquence on almost all the major issues confronting the American people during his life—from the abolition of slavery to women’s rights, from the Civil War to lynching, from American patriotism to black nationalism. Between 1950 and 1975, Philip S. Foner collected the most important of Douglass’s hundreds of speeches, letters, articles, and editorials into an impressive five-volume set, now long out of print. Abridged and condensed into one volume, and supplemented with several important texts that Foner did not include, this compendium presents the most significant, insightful, and elegant short works of Douglass’s massive oeuvre.

The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave
Author: Fredrick Douglass
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780486831657
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Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass based his only fictional work on the gripping true story of the biggest slave rebellion in U.S. history. The Heroic Slave was inspired by a courageous uprising led by Madison Washington in 1841. Washington rallied 18 of the 135 slaves aboard a ship bound for New Orleans, the country's primary slave-trading market. The mutineers seized control, landing the ship in the British-controlled Bahamas, where their freedom was recognized. Originally published nearly a decade before the Civil War, Douglass's novella was one of the earliest examples of African-American fiction. Douglass presents Madison Washington's heroism less as a matter of violent escape and more as a voluntary act of claiming self-ownership. Douglass's retelling encouraged readers to engage in the abolitionist cause. It captivated readers by equating black slaves' rebellion against tyranny with the spirit and democratic ideals of the American Revolution.

A Glorious Liberty

A Glorious Liberty
Author: Damon Root
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781640122352
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A review of Douglass's ideas about free labor and constitutional liberty in order to understand the origins and meanings of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, each of which grew out of the anti-slavery movement that Douglass did so much to shape"--

CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  An American Slave
Author: John Chua
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9780544182905
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Release: 2007-08-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you’ll meet the inspirational man who was born into a family of slavery in early America, educated himself through sheer determination and wiles, and went on to become one of America's great statesmen, writers, and orators. In addition to summaries and commentaries on the novel, you’ll also find Life and background of the author, Frederick Douglass A list of characters Helpful maps Critical essays covering slavery, Douglass’ life and writings, and more A review section that tests your knowledge A genealogy map Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader

The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0195091183
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Release: 1996
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Also included are notable examples of Douglass's journalism, in which he advocated women's rights and black enlistment in the Civil War. In addition, the private as well as the public Douglass finds a voice in the Reader, as he responds to criticism of his decision to choose a white woman as his second wife and also discloses his carefully guarded views of religion through a little-known 1886 letter.

My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781504063180
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Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Self Made Men

Self Made Men
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave  Written by Himself
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9780393623444
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Release: 1973
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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Conditional Citizens

Conditional Citizens
Author: Laila Lalami
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781524747169
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Release: 2020
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author uses her journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen as a starting point for an exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth - such as national origin, race, or gender - that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today