Slavery and Racism in the Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass

Slavery and Racism in the Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780737769876
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Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This important volume explores the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass through the lens of slavery. Coverage includes an examination of Frederick Douglass' life and influences, a look at the portrayal of slavery in the Narrative, including religion and slavery's impact on the family and identity, and a selection of contemporary thought on slavery, such as agricultural slavery, labor exploitation, and sex slaves.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0451529944
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Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The autobiography of the famous abolitionist and statesman who escaped to the north after twenty-one years of enslavement.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781554813421
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Release: 2018-02-23
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published in the bicentenary year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and in a Black Lives Matter era, this edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass presents new research into his life as an activist and an author. A revolutionary reformer who traveled in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales as well as the US, Douglass published many foreign-language editions of his Narrative. While there have been many Douglasses over the decades and even centuries, the Frederick Douglass we need now is no iconic, mythic, or legendary self-made man but a fallible, mortal, and human individual: a husband, father, brother, and son. His rallying cry inspires today’s activism: “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” Recognizing that Douglass was bought and sold on the northern abolitionist podium no less than on the southern auction block, this edition introduces readers to Douglass’s multiple declarations of independence. The Narrative appears alongside his private correspondence as well as the early speeches and writings in which he did justice to the “grim horrors of slavery.” This volume also traces Douglass’s activism and authorship in the context of the reformist work of his wife, Anna Murray, and of his daughters and sons.

The Incredible Life Story of Frederick Douglass 3 Autobiographies in One Edition

The Incredible Life Story of Frederick Douglass  3 Autobiographies in One Edition
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 1027
ISBN: 9788027221370
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Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845) 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. My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) shows the inspiring manner in which Frederick Douglass transforms himself from slave to fugitive to one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1892) is the only one of Douglass' autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American presidents such as Lincoln and Garfield and his service as the United States Marshall of the District of Columbia. Excerpt: "I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant. I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday." (The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass) Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS AN AMERICAN SLAVE Astounding Life of One Incredible Man 3 Autobiographies in One Volume

FREDERICK DOUGLASS  AN AMERICAN SLAVE     Astounding Life of One Incredible Man  3 Autobiographies in One Volume
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 1027
ISBN: 9788026873037
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Release: 2017-01-16
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This carefully crafted ebook: "FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE – Astounding Life of One Incredible Man (3 Autobiographies in One Volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845) 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. My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) shows the inspiring manner in which Frederick Douglass transforms himself from slave to fugitive to one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1892) is the only one of Douglass' autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American presidents such as Lincoln and Garfield and his service as the United States Marshall of the District of Columbia. Excerpt: "I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant. I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday." (The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass) Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Illustrated
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9798702759760
Available:
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.

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.

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.

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
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781631491269
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Release: 2015-11-02
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781442901445
Available:
Release: 2008-11-05
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass
Author: Leigh Fought
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199782376
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass,Rayford Whittingham Logan
Pages: 470
ISBN: 0486431703
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Release: 2003-11-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raised as a plantation slave who was taught to read and write by one of his owners, Frederick Douglass became a brilliant writer, eloquent orator, and major participant in the stuggle of African-Americans for freedom and equality. In this engrossing, first-hand narrative originally published in 1845, he vividly recounts early years of physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. A powerful autobiography of a passionate civil rights advocate, this book will be of value to anyone interested in African-American history.

Three African American Classics

Three African American Classics
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois,Frederick Douglass,Booker T. Washington
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780486131115
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Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essential reading for students of African-American history includes autobiographies of former slaves Washington and Douglass, plus Du Bois' landmark essays, which counsel an aggressive approach to civil rights.

Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Pages: 330
ISBN: HARVARD:32044026013995
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Release: 1907
Editor: Doubleday, Page & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deals partly with the establishment of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1591940192
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart-wrenching history. However, he was able to overcome everything that bound a slave to his life and become a leading spokesman for his people. In this first of his three autobiographies, Douglass relates graphic descriptions of his childhood, his shocking experiences as a slave, and his thrilling escape from slavery to safety in the North and his pivotal freedom. Originally published in 1845, a date significant for the fact that very few African Americans could read or write at that time, this tale of sadness, danger, and eventual liberation will appeal to readers of all kinds. For those interested in African American history and the life of one of the most daring and heroic champions of civil rights, this page-turner is a perfect library addition.

Feminism in Slave Narratives

Feminism in Slave Narratives
Author: Franziska Scholz
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9783640477241
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Release: 2009-11-23
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: African American Literature, language: English, abstract: The content of this paper deals with the experiences of American slaves out of a male and a female perspective to outline the relevance of feminism in anti-slavery literature. The first chapter gives an insight into the characteristics of slave narratives such as style, structure, themes and aims. Slave narratives are a product of abolitionism, but the aim of this paper is to show feministic influences as well, as the second chapter illustrates. By comparing the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, written by himself with Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl I want to show that the motifs for escape out of slavery are connected to very different factors for a slave woman compared to those of a slave man. Both Douglass and Jacobs suffer from the prevailing system of slavery, but Jacobs’ female point-of-view adds the suffrage from patriarchy as well. Finally I am going to follow the question why Douglass’ narrative gained more success in the 19th century than Jacobs’ narrative, although both stories deal with antislavery, oppression and the struggle for freedom.

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: 215
ISBN: 9780300204711
Available:
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To Tell a Free Story: Excerpt (1986) -- From Behind the Veil: Excerpt (1979) -- Afterword -- Chronology -- Four Maryland Families -- Historical Annotation to the Narrative -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780857089106
Available:
Release: 2021-08-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

DISCOVER ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ACCOUNTS OF SLAVERY IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA One of history’s greatest crimes, the American slave trade led to the suffering of untold numbers of men and women. But how can we better understand the lives and experiences of those who endured it? Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a harrowing first hand look at the brutal indignities of slavery in the nineteenth century, and the society that allowed it to happen. To better understand our shared present, we need to fully grapple with our difficult past. Douglass’ Narrative is a key piece of that puzzle. An insightful introduction by Debra Newman Ham, a former Black history archivist for the Library of Congress, analyzes the text and looks at the key events in Douglass’ life.

The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass

The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass
Author: Maurice S. Lee
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780521889230
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Release: 2009-06-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An engaging and informative overview of the life and works of Frederick Douglass.

The American Race Issue Literacy as a Means to Freedom

The American Race Issue  Literacy as a Means to Freedom
Author: Anders Alkærsig
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9783656338789
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Release: 2012-12-21
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Copenhagen (American Studies), language: English, abstract: The subject of ‘race throughout American history’ has evolved around has evolved around and run up against innumerable variables. One could choose, for example, to investigate the race issue’s relationship to labor market developments or any other equally important topic. However, due to the nature of the course, American History and Literature, of which this paper marks the ending, it is a natural consequence that this paper seeks to enquire into the race issue from a literary perspective. Again, hundreds of possible approaches present themselves to describe how the race issue has permeated literary history from the adoption of The Declaration of Independence in 1776 until now. This paper will approach literature’s role in the race issue from two primary perspectives, namely that of Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative in his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, and from that of Herman Melville’s novella Benito Cereno. Rather than an actual textual analysis of the two authors’ works, this paper will use them as tools to provide a glimpse of the nature of the race issue and to show how, in Frederick Douglass’ case for instance, literacy does not equal freedom. The paper will attempt to investigate two separate perspectives of the race issue, namely, to present the living conditions of slaves as well as of liberated slaves in the 19th century through the works of, primarily, Frederick Douglass, but also Harriet Jacobs and to explore the racist mind of the white man through Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno.