The Resource Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom, David W. Blight

Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom, David W. Blight

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Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom
Title
Frederick Douglass
Title remainder
prophet of freedom
Statement of responsibility
David W. Blight
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. 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, often to large crowds, using his own story to condemn slavery. He broke with Garrison to become a political abolitionist, a Republican, and eventually a Lincoln supporter. By the Civil War and during Reconstruction, Douglass became the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. He denounced the premature end of Reconstruction and the emerging Jim Crow era. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. 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 remarkable 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. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass's two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight's Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves"--
  • "An acclaimed historian's definitive biography of the most important African-American figure of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass, who was to his century what Martin Luther King, Jr. was to the 20th century"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blight, David W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E449.D75
LC item number
B557 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Abolitionists
  • African American abolitionists
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
Label
Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom, David W. Blight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (771-858) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1022622448
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 888 pages
Isbn
9781416590316
Lccn
2018007511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-upg20181005-091
Label
Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom, David W. Blight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (771-858) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1022622448
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 888 pages
Isbn
9781416590316
Lccn
2018007511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-upg20181005-091

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