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.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781460406229
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Release: 2018-03-15
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 Life of Frederick Douglass

The Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: David F. Walker
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780399581458
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9780486284996
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Release: 1995-04-13
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins, the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive descriptions, and storytelling power.

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.

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.

Autobiographies

Autobiographies
Author: Frederick Douglass,W E B DuBois Professor of Humanities Chair of Afro-American Studies and Director of the W E B DuBois Institute for for Afro-American Research Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Pages: 1126
ISBN: 0940450798
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Release: 1994
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307416186
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations. From the Paperback edition.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781775411741
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure.

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130413
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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

The Classic Slave Narratives

The Classic Slave Narratives
Author: Henry Louis Gates
Pages: 648
ISBN: 0451532139
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Release: 2012
Editor: Signet Classic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents four narratives in which former slaves describe their experiences in captivity and portray the harsh conditions they faced in everyday life.

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass
Author: Leigh Fought
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199782376
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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"--

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.

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass an American slave Written by himself With Appendix

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass  an American slave  Written by himself   With  Appendix
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590310891
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Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Frederick Douglass and Ireland

Frederick Douglass and Ireland
Author: Christine Kinealy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780429960857
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Release: 2018-06-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frederick Douglass spent four months in Ireland at the end of 1845 that proved to be, in his own words, ‘transformative’. He reported that for the first time in his life he felt like a man, and not a chattel. Whilst in residence, he became a spokesperson for the abolition movement, but by the time he left the country in early January 1846, he believed that the cause of the slave was the cause of the oppressed everywhere. This book adds new insight into Frederick Douglass and his time in Ireland. Contemporary newspaper accounts of the lectures that Douglass gave during his tour of Ireland (in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, and Belfast) have been located and transcribed. The speeches are annotated and accompanied by letters written by Douglass during his stay. In this way, for the first time, we hear Douglass in his own words.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780857089106
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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.

Facing Frederick

Facing Frederick
Author: Tonya Bolden
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781683351177
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Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America’s most influential African American voices Teacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is one of the most important African American figures in US history, best known, perhaps, for his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent in slavery and his famous autobiography. Delving into his family life and travel abroad, this book captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. As a statesman, suffragist, writer, newspaperman, and lover of the arts, Douglass the man, rather than the historical icon, is the focus in Facing Frederick.

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: 188
ISBN: 0393969665
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Release: 1997
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the life of Frederick Douglass as he recorded it and includes several criticisms of the text.

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.