Frederick Douglass

Written By David W. Blight
Frederick Douglass
  • Publsiher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 16 October 2018
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
  • Pages : 912 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 12 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Frederick Douglass written by David W. Blight which was release on 16 October 2018, this book published by Simon & Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: **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).

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Total pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : **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 ...

American Oracle

American Oracle
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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
  • Author : David W. BLIGHT
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 523
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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 ...

Summary of Frederick Douglass

Summary of Frederick Douglass
  • Author : CityPrint
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Total pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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 ...

Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Author : Genevieve LeBaron,Jessica R. Pliley,David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : Leading social scientists and historians debate key controversies in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking studies....

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : D. H. Dilbeck
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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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 ...

Moments in History

Moments in History
  • Author : Mark R. Brewer
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Total pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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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 ...

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Frank Murphy
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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 ...

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Neil Roberts
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Total pages : 443
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : “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 ...

Freedom s Prophet

Freedom s Prophet
  • Author : Richard S. Newman
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Total pages : 359
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Michaël Roy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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 ...

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood
  • Author : James P. Byrd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Total pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : "In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln said both North and South 'read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.' Lincoln quoted several biblical texts in this address--which, according to Frederick Douglass, 'sounded more like a sermon than a ...

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 : 9781416590316
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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 ...

Educated for Freedom

Educated for Freedom
  • Author : Anna Mae Duane
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Total pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9781416590316
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Summary : 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 ...