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Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom

Author: David W Blight
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
"The definitive, dramatic biography 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Blight
ISBN: 9781416590316 1416590315
OCLC Number: 1022622448
Awards: Pulitzer Prize in History, 2019
Description: xx, 888 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: First things --
A childhood of extremes --
The silver trump of knowledge --
Baltimore dreams --
Now for mischief! --
Living a new life --
This Douglass! --
Garrisonian in mind and body --
The thought of writing for a book! --
Send back the money! --
Demagogue in black --
My faithful friend Julia --
By the rivers of Babylon --
My voice, my pen, or my vote --
John Brown could die for the slave --
Secession : taught by events --
The kindling spirit of his battle cry --
The anthem of the redeemed --
Men of color to arms! --
Abolition war, abolition peace --
Sacred efforts --
Othello's occupation was gone --
All the leeches that feed on you --
Ventures --
What will peace among the whites bring? --
An important and lucrative office --
Joys and sorrows at Cedar Hill --
Watchman, what of the night? --
Born traveler --
Haiti : servant between two masters --
If American conscience were only half-alive --
Epilogue: Then Douglass passed.
Responsibility: David W. Blight.


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