Frederick Douglass

Written By David W. Blight
Frederick Douglass
  • Publsiher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 07 January 2020
  • ISBN : 1416590323
  • Pages : 912 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Frederick Douglass written by David W. Blight which was release on 07 January 2020, this book published by Simon & Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: **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
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Total pages : 912
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : **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 Frederick Douglass

Young Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Dickson J. Preston
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Cody Marrs
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Steve Inskeep
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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 ...

Remaking the Republic

Remaking the Republic
  • Author : Christopher James Bonner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : "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
  • Author : Louis P. Masur
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : "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
  • Author : D. H. Dilbeck
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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 ...

Frederick Douglass the Orator

Frederick Douglass the Orator
  • Author : James Monroe Gregory
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : Download or read online Frederick Douglass the Orator written by James Monroe Gregory, published by which was released on 1893. Get Frederick Douglass the Orator Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

New England Bound Slavery and Colonization in Early America

New England Bound  Slavery and Colonization in Early America
  • Author : Wendy Warren
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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 ...

The Teachers Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass

The Teachers   Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Wesley Brown
  • Publisher : Teachers & Writers Guides
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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 ...

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass The Civil War 1861 1865

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass  The Civil War  1861 1865
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : Download or read online The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass The Civil War 1861 1865 written by Frederick Douglass, published by which was released on 1952. Get The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass The Civil War 1861 1865 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

My Bondage and my Freedom with an introduction by J M Smith

My Bondage and my Freedom     with an introduction by J  M  Smith
  • Author : Frederick DOUGLASS ([Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.])
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1855
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : Download or read online My Bondage and my Freedom with an introduction by J M Smith written by Frederick DOUGLASS ([Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.]), published by which was released on 1855. Get My Bondage and my Freedom with an introduction by J M Smith Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and ...

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
  • Author : Frederick Douglass,Philip Sheldon Foner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : Download or read online The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass Pre Civil War decade 1850 1860 written by Frederick Douglass,Philip Sheldon Foner, published by which was released on 1950. Get The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass Pre Civil War decade 1850 1860 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Freedom s Journal

Freedom s Journal
  • Author : Jacqueline Bacon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 325
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Anthony Appiah,Martin Bunzl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 283
  • ISBN : 1416590323
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Summary : 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 ...