Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape From Bondage and His Complete Life Story

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2018-02-05
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 8026883225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" is the third and last autobiography of Frederick Douglass. In this finial memoir Douglas gives more details about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery than he did in his two previous autobiographies. 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. Contents: Author's Birth Removal From Grandmother's Troubles of Childhood A General Survey of the Slave Plantation A Slaveholder's Character A Child's Reasoning Luxuries at the Great House Characteristics of Overseers Change of Location Learning to Read Growing in Knowledge Religious Nature Awakened The Vicissitudes of Slave Life Experience in St. Michaels Covey, the Negro Breaker Another Pressure of the Tyrant's Vise The Last Flogging New Relations and Duties The Runaway Plot Escape From Slavery Life as a Freeman Introduced to the Abolitionists Recollections of Old Friends One Hundred Conventions Impressions Abroad Triumphs and Trials John Brown and Mrs. Stowe Increasing Demands of the Slave Power The Beginning of the End Secession and War Hope for the Nation Vast Changes Living and Learning Weighed in the Balance "Time Makes All Things Even" Incidents and Events "Honor to Whom Honor" Retrospection Later Life A Grand Occasion Doubts as to Garfield's Course Recorder of Deeds President Cleveland's Administration The Supreme Court Decision Defeat of James G. Blaine European Tour Continuation of European Tour The Campaign of 1888 Administration of President Harrison Minister to Haïti Continued Negotiations for the Môle St. Nicolas

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Slave, Written by Himself

by Frederick Douglass,Alyssa Harad,Cynthia Johnson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2004-11
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 074348777X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An autobiographical account by the runaway slave Frederick Douglass that chronicles his experiences with his owners and overseers, and discusses how slavery affected both slaves and slaveholders.

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Frederick Douglass,Rayford Whittingham Logan

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2003-11-01
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 9780486431703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Selected Speeches and Writings

by Philip Foner,Yuval Taylor

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2000-04-01
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN : 1613741472
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Autobiographies

Autobiographies
A Book

by 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

  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 1126
  • ISBN : 9780940450790
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Leigh Fought

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0199782377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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 Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 1995-04-13
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 0486284999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Frederick Douglass Papers: 1842-1852

The Frederick Douglass Papers: 1842-1852
Series Three: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1842-1852

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2009-12-08
  • Pages : 661
  • ISBN : 0300135602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume of The Frederick Douglass Papers represents the first of a four-volume series of the selected correspondence of the great American abolitionist and reformer. Douglass’s correspondence was richly varied, from relatively obscure slaveholders and fugitive slaves to poets and politicians, including Horace Greeley, William H. Seward, Susan B. Anthony, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The letters acquaint us with Douglass’s many roles—politician, abolitionist, diplomat, runaway slave, women’s rights advocate, and family man—and include many previously unpublished letters between Douglass and members of his family. Douglass stood at the epicenter of the political, social, intellectual, and cultural issues of antebellum America. This collection of Douglass’s early correspondence illuminates not only his growth as an activist and writer, but the larger world of the times and the abolition movement as well.

The Portable Frederick Douglass

The Portable Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1101992263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever. Edited by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize–nominated historian John Stauffer, The Portable Frederick Douglass includes the full range of Douglass’s works: the complete Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as extracts from My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass; The Heroic Slave, one of the first works of African American fiction; the brilliant speeches that launched his political career and that constitute the greatest oratory of the Civil War era; and his journalism, which ranges from cultural and political critique (including his early support for women’s equality) to law, history, philosophy, literature, art, and international affairs, including a never-before-published essay on Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The Portable Frederick Douglass is the latest addition in a series of African American classics curated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. First published in 2008, the series reflects a selection of great works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by African and African American authors introduced and annotated by leading scholars and acclaimed writers in new or updated editions for Penguin Classics. In his series essay, “What Is an African American Classic?” Gates provides a broader view of the canon of classics of African American literature available from Penguin Classics and beyond. Gates writes, “These texts reveal the human universal through the African American particular: all true art, all classics do this; this is what ‘art’ is, a revelation of that which makes each of us sublimely human, rendered in the minute details of the actions and thoughts and feelings of a compelling character embedded in a time and place.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
A Book

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-02-18
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN : 1625586345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is one of the most influential autobiographies ever written. This classic did as much as or more than any other book to motivate the abolitionist to continue to fight for freedom in American. Frederick Douglass was born a slave, he escaped a brutal system, and through sheer force of will, educated himself and became an abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer. This is one of the most unlikely and powerful success stories ever written.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Life in Documents

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2013-08-06
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0813934370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He not only survived slavery to live in freedom but also became an outspoken critic of the institution and an active participant in the U.S. political system. Douglass advised presidents of the United States and formally represented his country in the diplomatic corps. He was the most prominent African American activist of the nineteenth century, and he left a treasure trove of documentary evidence detailing his life in slavery and achievements in freedom. This volume gathers and interprets valuable selections from a variety of Douglass’s writings, including speeches, editorials, correspondence, and autobiographies.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Book

by William S. McFeely

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0393634116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Prophet of Freedom

by David W. Blight

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History** *Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards* 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 “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).

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Frederick Douglass,James Daley

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0486498824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Author, abolitionist, political speaker, and philosopher,Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades ofstruggle leading up to the Civil War and the EmancipationProclamation. This inexpensive compilation of his speeches— including “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” (1852)and “Self-Made Men” (1859) — adds vital detail to the portraitof this great historical figure.Dover Original

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
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by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
The Colored Orator

by Frederic May Holland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Slave

by Frederick Douglas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-08-16
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9781516935802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is the memoir of one of the first nationally-known and respected African-American activists, writers, and thinkers, Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery and bought his freedom as an adult. He had learned to read and write, and appeared to be so cultured and educated that many people were skeptical that he had ever been a slave. He wrote his memoir in part to disabuse these doubters. Large portions of the memoir were intended to aid the abolitionist movement. Douglass gave first-hand evidence of the evils of slavery, and devastated the then-popular notion that slaves were better off in the hands of their owners than they would be as free men and women. This book played an important role in the gradual rise of the anti-slavery movement, culminating in the Civil War and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Douglass met with Lincoln in the White House during the Way, and his voice was an important one for decades in the mid-Nineteenth Century.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Carole Marsh

  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Release : 2003-08-01
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9780635021250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An activity book that presents information about Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Jon Sterngass

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1438144199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the famous abolitionist, detailing his birth into slavery and harsh upbringing, his subsequent escape, and his emergence as a leader.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Charles Chesnutt

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2013-03-13
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 0486148432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the life of one of the most influential promoters of the civil rights movement. Covers Douglass' early life in slavery, his power and charisma as a public speaker, much more.