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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).

American Oracle

American Oracle
The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

by David W. Blight

  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780674725973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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David Blight takes his readers back to the centennial celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to determine how Americans then made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. --from publisher description.

Race and Reunion

Race and Reunion
A Book

by David W. BLIGHT

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 9780674008199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion.

Summary of Frederick Douglass

Summary of Frederick Douglass
Prophet of Freedom Book by David W. Blight

by CityPrint

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-04-15
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9781094680217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.ABOUT BOOK:Frеdеrісk Dоuglаѕѕ (2018) сhrоnісlеѕ thе lіfе ѕtоrу оf one of Amеrіса''ѕ mоѕt іnfluеntіаl оrаtоrѕ and ѕtаtеѕmеn. Aftеr a dаrіng еѕсаре frоm ѕlаvеrу, Dоuglаѕѕ ѕооn fоund hіmѕеlf сrіѕѕсrоѕѕіng America, ѕhаrіng his ѕtоrу with сарtіvаtеd аudіеnсеѕ. Thіѕ ԛuісklу led to a life іn jоurnаlіѕm аnd politics, and a сruсіаl rоlе іn Abrаhаm Lіnсоln''ѕ сrеаtіоn of the Emаnсіраtіоn Prосlаmаtіоn. Douglass''s drеаm of equality in Amеrіса continues to be highly rеlеvаnt аnd inspiring оvеr a сеnturу аftеr his dеаth. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Dаvіd W. Blight іѕ a renowned American historian аnd an еѕtееmеd рrоfеѕѕоr оf Amеrісаn History аt Yаlе University. Hе is аlѕо the director оf thе Gilder Lehrman Cеntеr for thе Studу of Slavery, Rеѕіѕtаnсе, and Abоlіtіоn аt Yale. Hіѕ рrеvіоuѕ bооkѕ іnсludе Rасе and Reunion: The Cіvіl Wаr іn Amеrісаn Mеmоrу (2001), аnd Pаѕѕаgеѕ tо Frееdоm: The Underground Rаіlrоаd in Hіѕtоrу and Mеmоrу (2001), fоr which hе served as editor. INTRODUCTION.Whаt''ѕ in it fоr mе? Discover thе аmаzіng lіfе story оf оnе оf the mоѕt important Amеrісаnѕ іn hіѕtоrу.Thе name Frеdеrісk Douglass lооmѕ large іn thе hіѕtоrу оf the United States, аnd fоr good rеаѕоn. Hеrе wаѕ a mаn whо wаѕ born a ѕlаvе and уеt rоѕе to ѕuсh рrоmіnеnсе thаt hе became a respected fіgurе іn Abrаhаm Lіnсоln''ѕ Republican Party. Indееd, few people ѕроkе with ѕuсh аuthоrіtу, сlаrіtу аnd eloquence on mаttеrѕ оf сіvіl rіghtѕ and whу Amеrіса could nоt survive аѕ lоng аѕ ѕlаvеrу existed. In thеѕе bіоgrарhісаl summary, we get tо knоw how Frеdеrісk Dоuglаѕѕ rеасhеd such stature in Amеrісаn роlіtісѕ and whаt mаdе him the ісоn hе іѕ tоdау. But they аlѕо dеlvе іntо ѕоmе оf the more controversial аѕресtѕ оf Douglass''s lіfе, including his fаllіng-оut wіth the lеаdеrѕ оf thе wоmеn''ѕ ѕuffrаgе mоvеmеnt. Whаt rеmаіnѕ undеnіаblе is that Dоuglаѕѕ ѕеt a hіgh bаr fоr thе civil rіghtѕ lеаdеrѕ who fоllоwеd. He rеlауеd to people аrоund thе wоrld hіѕ first-hand ассоunt of the hоrrоrѕ of ѕlаvеrу, аnd уеt hе rеmаіnеd соnvіnсеd thаt Amеrіса соuld оvеrсоmе this dаrk раrt оf іtѕ hіѕtоrу. His drеаm оf a nation thаt wоuld fulfіll іtѕ рrоmіѕе оf еԛuаlіtу fоr аll remains a guiding lіght fоr mаnу people tо thіѕ dау. In summary guide, уоu''ll find оut *hоw Douglass ѕесrеtlу соntіnuеd his еduсаtіоn while a slave; *hоw a trір tо Eurоре lеd tо hіѕ lеgаl freedom in thе US; and *thе tragic сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ оf hіѕ first wіfе''ѕ death.

Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
History and Contemporary Policy

by Genevieve LeBaron,Jessica R. Pliley,David W. Blight

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-07
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 1108830625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leading social scientists and historians debate key controversies in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking studies.

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.

Moments in History

Moments in History
People and Events Worth Remembering

by Mark R. Brewer

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2019-12-20
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1796074438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Voice for Justice, Voice for Freedom

by Frank Murphy

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2019-12-31
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1524772372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader! Frederick Douglass was a keystone figure in the abolitionist movement, and his story has impacted generations of people fighting for civil rights in America. He was born to an enslaved mother and grew up with the horrors of slavery. In the course of his childhood, he was able to learn to read, and soon realized that reading and language were a source of power, and could be the keys to his freedom. Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote about injustice and equality, and his words profoundly affected the conversation about slavery in America. His activism will resonate with kids today who are observing and participating in our activist culture. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own.

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass
A Book

by Neil Roberts

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2018-06-29
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN : 0813175631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A splendid opportunity to rethink Douglass’s political thought . . . relevant today given the discourse of white nationalism in the United States.” —Choice Frederick Douglass was a writer and public speaker whose impact on America has been long studied by historians and literary critics. Yet as political theorists have focused on the legacies of such notables as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, Douglass’s profound influence on Afro-modern and American political thought has often been undervalued. In an effort to fill this gap in the scholarship on Douglass, editor Neil Roberts and an exciting group of established and rising scholars examine the author’s autobiographies, essays, speeches, and novella. Together, they illuminate his genius for analyzing and articulating core American ideals such as independence, liberation, individualism, and freedom, particularly in the context of slavery. The contributors explore Douglass’s understanding of the self-made American and the way in which he expanded the notion of individual potential by arguing that citizens had a responsibility to improve not only their own situations but also those of their communities. A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass also considers the idea of agency, investigating Douglass’s passionate insistence that every person in a democracy, even a slave, possesses an innate ability to act. Various essays illuminate Douglass’s complex racial politics, deconstructing what seems at first to be his surprising aversion to racial pride, and others explore and critique concepts of masculinity, gender, and judgment in his oeuvre. The volume concludes with a discussion of Douglass’s contributions to pre- and post-Civil War jurisprudence. “Rich insights from scholarship both old and new. A fine collection.” —Political Theory

Freedom's Prophet

Freedom's Prophet
Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers

by Richard S. Newman

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2009-10-01
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 0814758576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the life of the first black pamphleteer, abolitionist, and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Frederick Douglass in Context

Frederick Douglass in Context
A Book

by Michaël Roy

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-04-30
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1108803040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frederick Douglass in Context provides an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted life and times of Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth-century's leading black activist and one of the most celebrated American writers. An international team of scholars sheds new light on the environments and communities that shaped Douglass's career. The book challenges the myth of Douglass as a heroic individualist who towered over family, friends, and colleagues, and reveals instead a man who relied on others and drew strength from a variety of personal and professional relations and networks. This volume offers both a comprehensive representation of Douglass and a series of concentrated studies of specific aspects of his work. It will be a key resource for students, scholars, teachers, and general readers interested in Douglass and his tireless fight for freedom, justice, and equality for all.

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.

Educated for Freedom

Educated for Freedom
The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys Who Grew Up to Change a Nation

by Anna Mae Duane

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 1479877220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The powerful story of two young men who changed the national debate about slavery In the 1820s, few Americans could imagine a viable future for black children. Even abolitionists saw just two options for African American youth: permanent subjection or exile. Educated for Freedom tells the story of James McCune Smith and Henry Highland Garnet, two black children who came of age and into freedom as their country struggled to grow from a slave nation into a free country. Smith and Garnet met as schoolboys at the Mulberry Street New York African Free School, an educational experiment created by founding fathers who believed in freedom’s power to transform the country. Smith and Garnet’s achievements were near-miraculous in a nation that refused to acknowledge black talent or potential. The sons of enslaved mothers, these schoolboy friends would go on to travel the world, meet Revolutionary War heroes, publish in medical journals, address Congress, and speak before cheering crowds of thousands. The lessons they took from their days at the New York African Free School #2 shed light on how antebellum Americans viewed black children as symbols of America’s possible future. The story of their lives, their work, and their friendship testifies to the imagination and activism of the free black community that shaped the national journey toward freedom.

Why Slavery Endures

Why Slavery Endures
Its Past, Present, and Future

by David W. Bulla

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-09
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1527561887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines slavery, an antiquated, ugly, inhumane practice, seemingly abolished in the nineteenth century, yet never eradicated. The legacies of historical slavery have become increasingly subject to public debate, manifested in calls for reparations, the UNESCO Slave Route Project, and in the dismantling of Confederate monuments in the United States. NGOs have researched and publicized the extent of contemporary slavery, which some of the essays in this collection discuss. This area of inquiry intersects with wider debates about the legacies of colonialism and structural racism—which could be seen in the Rhodes Must Fall campaigns in South Africa and Oxford. NGOs estimate that there are between 21 and 46 million slaves worldwide today. The essays gathered here critically examine the historical roots of slavery, the issue of reparations, and deconstruct contemporary human trafficking.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Black History Classic

by Frederick Douglass

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2021-08-30
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0857089102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Whitman in Washington

Whitman in Washington
Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City

by Kenneth M. Price

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-11-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0198840934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book analyses Whitman's integrated life, writings, and government work in his urban context to reevaluate the writer and the nation's capital in a time of transformation.

The Powers of Dignity

The Powers of Dignity
The Black Political Philosophy of Frederick Douglass

by Nick Bromell

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2021-01-29
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 1478012803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Powers of Dignity Nick Bromell unpacks Frederick Douglass's 1867 claim that he had “elaborated a political philosophy” from his own “slave experience.” Bromell shows that Douglass devised his philosophy because he found that antebellum Americans' liberal-republican understanding of democracy did not provide a sufficient principled basis on which to fight anti-Black racism. To remedy this deficiency, Douglass deployed insights from his distinctively Black experience and developed a Black philosophy of democracy. He began by contesting the founders' racist assumptions about humanity and advancing instead a more robust theory of “the human” as a collection of human “powers.” He asserted further that the conscious exercise of those powers is what confirms human dignity and that human rights and democracy come into being as ways to affirm and protect that dignity. Thus, by emphasizing the powers and the dignity of all citizens, deriving democratic rights from these, and promoting a remarkably activist, power-oriented model of citizenship, Douglass's Black political philosophy aimed to rectify two major failings of US democracy in his time and ours: its complacence and its racism.

If I Survive

If I Survive
Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection

by Celeste-Marie Bernier

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2018-07-31
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 147443973X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a new topographical methodology for the study of cinema and the Holocaust

Advocates of Freedom

Advocates of Freedom
African American Transatlantic Abolitionism in the British Isles

by Hannah-Rose Murray

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-30
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1108805132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the nineteenth century and especially after the Civil War, scores of black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Moses Roper and Ellen Craft travelled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and parts of rural Wales to educate the public on slavery. By sharing their oratorical, visual, and literary testimony to transatlantic audiences, African American activists galvanised the antislavery movement, which had severe consequences for former slaveholders, pro-slavery defenders, white racists, and ignorant publics. Their journeys highlighted not only their death-defying escapes from bondage but also their desire to speak out against slavery and white supremacy on foreign soil. Hannah-Rose Murray explores the radical transatlantic journeys formerly enslaved individuals made to the British Isles, and what light they shed on our understanding of the abolitionist movement. She uncovers the reasons why activists visited certain locations, how they adapted to the local political and social climate, and what impact their activism had on British society.