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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Prophet of Freedom

by David W. Blight

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 1416590323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**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.

Young Frederick Douglass

Young Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Dickson J. Preston

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2018-08-22
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1421426005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the time of Douglass’s death in 1895, one eulogist wrote that he was probably the best-known American throughout the world since Abraham Lincoln.

Not Even Past

Not Even Past
The Stories We Keep Telling about the Civil War

by Cody Marrs

  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release : 2020-03-24
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1421436655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A timely, evocative, and beautifully written book, Not Even Past is essential reading for anyone interested in the Civil War and its role in American history.

Imperfect Union

Imperfect Union
How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

by Steve Inskeep

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0735224366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Frémont, one of the United States’s leading explorers of the nineteenth century, was relatively unknown in 1842, when he commanded the first of his expeditions to the uncharted West. But in only a few years, he was one of the most acclaimed people of the age – known as a wilderness explorer, bestselling writer, gallant army officer, and latter-day conquistador, who in 1846 began the United States’s takeover of California from Mexico. He was not even 40 years old when Americans began naming mountains and towns after him. He had perfect timing, exploring the West just as it captured the nation’s attention. But the most important factor in his fame may have been the person who made it all possible: his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Jessie, the daughter of a United States senator who was deeply involved in the West, provided her husband with entrée to the highest levels of government and media, and his career reached new heights only a few months after their elopement. During a time when women were allowed to make few choices for themselves, Jessie – who herself aspired to roles in exploration and politics – threw her skill and passion into promoting her husband. She worked to carefully edit and publicize his accounts of his travels, attracted talented young men to his circle, and lashed out at his enemies. She became her husband’s political adviser, as well as a power player in her own right. In 1856, the famous couple strategized as John became the first-ever presidential nominee of the newly established Republican Party. With rare detail and in consummate style, Steve Inskeep tells the story of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents intertwined with those of the nascent United States itself. Taking advantage of expanding news media, aided by an increasingly literate public, the two linked their names to the three great national movements of the time—westward settlement, women’s rights, and opposition to slavery. Together, John and Jessie Frémont took parts in events that defined the country and gave rise to a new, more global America. Theirs is a surprisingly modern tale of ambition and fame; they lived in a time of social and technological disruption and divisive politics that foreshadowed our own. In Imperfect Union, as Inskeep navigates these deeply transformative years through Jessie and John’s own union, he reveals how the Frémonts’ adventures amount to nothing less than a tour of the early American soul.

Remaking the Republic

Remaking the Republic
Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship

by Christopher James Bonner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0812252063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is a book in African American history. It is about African Americans' efforts to define citizenship in the nineteenth-century United States. The definition of citizenship in the Constitution is vague, and African Americans used that ambiguity to claim specific rights, thereby crafting the definition of citizenship for all Americans"--

The Sum of Our Dreams

The Sum of Our Dreams
A Concise History of America

by Louis P. Masur

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 019069257X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This volume delivers a concise, clear round-up of American history starting from America's colonial era to current days of political disagreements and social uncertainty. Covering central themes and events of American history, Masur evaluates the contested meanings of the American dream and questions its viability"--

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
America's Prophet

by D. H. Dilbeck

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2018-02-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1469636190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America
A Book

by Wendy Warren

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1631492152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Editor’s Choice "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." —David W. Blight Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Widely hailed as a “powerfully written” history about America’s beginnings (Annette Gordon-Reed), New England Bound fundamentally changes the story of America’s seventeenth-century origins. Building on the works of giants like Bernard Bailyn and Edmund S. Morgan, Wendy Warren has not only “mastered that scholarship” but has now rendered it in “an original way, and deepened the story” (New York Times Book Review). While earlier histories of slavery largely confine themselves to the South, Warren’s “panoptical exploration” (Christian Science Monitor) links the growth of the northern colonies to the slave trade and examines the complicity of New England’s leading families, demonstrating how the region’s economy derived its vitality from the slave trading ships coursing through its ports. And even while New England Bound explains the way in which the Atlantic slave trade drove the colonization of New England, it also brings to light, in many cases for the first time ever, the lives of the thousands of reluctant Indian and African slaves who found themselves forced into the project of building that city on a hill. We encounter enslaved Africans working side jobs as con artists, enslaved Indians who protested their banishment to sugar islands, enslaved Africans who set fire to their owners’ homes and goods, and enslaved Africans who saved their owners’ lives. In Warren’s meticulous, compelling, and hard-won recovery of such forgotten lives, the true variety of chattel slavery in the Americas comes to light, and New England Bound becomes the new standard for understanding colonial America.

Frederick Douglass the Orator

Frederick Douglass the Orator
Containing an Account of His Life; His Eminent Public Services; His Brilliant Career as Orator; Selections from His Speeches and Writings

by James Monroe Gregory

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Teachers & Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass

The Teachers & Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Wesley Brown

  • Publisher : Teachers & Writers Guides
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 12 essays in this book provide a variety of ways to get students engaged and inspired by the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave" (1845). Most of the essays emphasize writing as a means for students to learn about Douglass, his times, and his legacy, as well as implications for the students themselves. Essays include: (1) "Knowledge Is Power" (Lorenzo Thomas); (2) "From the Heroic to the Personal" (Margot Fortunato Galt); (3) "Narrative of the Life of English 3B" (Marvin Hoffman); (4) "What Frederick Douglass Doing in a Place Like This?" (Douglas Day); (5) "Frederick Douglass" (Opal Palmer Adisa); (6) "Frederick Douglass and Elie Wiesel" (Peter E. Murphy); (7) "Going to See Frederick Douglass" (Martin Haber); (8) "Using Douglass''Narrative' as Motivation for Student Writing" (Charles Kuner); (9) "A 'Kindred' Assignment" (Joyce Dyer); (10) "Frederick Douglass" (Alfred E. Prettyman); (11) "Frederick Douglass in Newark" (Meredith Sue Willis); and (12) "Thirty-two Writing Ideas Using Douglass''Narrative'" (Jordan Davis; Christopher Edgar; Ron Padgett). Additional information is available from resources on Frederick Douglass along with a brief chronology of his life. (EH)

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass: The Civil War, 1861-1865

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass: The Civil War, 1861-1865
A Book

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass: Pre-Civil War decade, 1850-1860

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass: Pre-Civil War decade, 1850-1860
A Book

by Frederick Douglass,Philip Sheldon Foner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Freedom's Journal

Freedom's Journal
The First African-American Newspaper

by Jacqueline Bacon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using the source material to extract information about African-American life at that time.

Buying Freedom

Buying Freedom
The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption

by Anthony Appiah,Martin Bunzl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this examination of the practical and ethical implications of slave redemption the authors deal with questions such as: Does redeeming slaves actually increase the demand for -and so the number of- slaves? And what about cases where it is far from clear that redemption will improve the material condition or increase the real freedom, of a slave?

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Selected Speeches and Writings

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 789
  • ISBN : 9781556523496
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects the abolitionist's ideas on slavery, feminism, electoral politics, and peace

Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
A Relationship in Language, Politics, and Memory

by David W. Blight

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Booker T. Washington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1907
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Library of Congress Catalogs

Library of Congress Catalogs
Subject catalog

by Library of Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass: Reconstruction and after

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass: Reconstruction and after
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by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Marxism and Freedom from 1776 Until Today

Marxism and Freedom from 1776 Until Today
A Book

by Raya Dunayevskaya

  • Publisher : Humanities Press International
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9780391026247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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