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The historian's narrative of Frederick Douglass, reading Douglass's autobiography as social and cultural history, edited by Robert Felgar

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The historian's narrative of Frederick Douglass, reading Douglass's autobiography as social and cultural history, edited by Robert Felgar
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140) and index
resource.biographical
individual biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The historian's narrative of Frederick Douglass
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
983799169
Responsibility statement
edited by Robert Felgar
Series statement
The historian's annotated classics
Sub title
reading Douglass's autobiography as social and cultural history
Summary
Frederick Douglass was a slave, then a free man. He was an abolitionist, a writer, and an orator who became a great social reformer and statesman. Perhaps even more important, he served as a powerful counter-example to white Americans who believed black people could not be their equals. Douglass dedicated his life to the pursuit of freedom and equality for not just African Americans, but for all people, of all races, male and female. The Historian's Narrative of Frederick Douglass: Reading Douglass's Autobiography as Social and Cultural History covers the first decades of Frederick Douglass's life, from his childhood through his escape from slavery in 1838 and his early years as a fiery abolitionist speaker in the North. The book provides readers with the necessary biographical and historical context to better understand and fully appreciate the Douglass's classic memoir. Readers will learn about slavery, the abolitionist movement, efforts of resistance to slavery and escape from it, and the great importance of literacy in combating slavery. The book is written in accessible language that will engage high school and college students as well as general readers, but deals with challenging and provocative concepts
Table Of Contents
Frederick Douglass: slave and free -- Slavery in the land of freedom -- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
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