Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Release Date : 07 January 2020
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 13 : 9781416590323
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Book Description: **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
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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**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 ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author : FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers, as well as the strength and courage needed to survive. Narrative of ...

The Lives of Frederick Douglass

The Lives of Frederick Douglass

Author : Robert S. Levine
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Frederick Douglass’s changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in his many conflicting accounts of events during his journey from slavery to freedom. Robert S. Levine creates a fascinating collage of this elusive subject—revisionist biography at its best, offering new perspectives on Douglass the social reformer, ...

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Author : William S. McFeely
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A detailed, finely written portrait of the imposing 19th-century leader.” —David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book Review Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass—orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America—was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the ...

Picturing Frederick Douglass  An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American

Picturing Frederick Douglass An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American

Author : John Stauffer,Zoe Trodd,Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass through historic photography. Commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birthday and featuring images discovered since its original publication in 2015, this “tour de force” (Library Journal, starred review) reintroduced Frederick Douglass to a twenty-first-century audience. From these ...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave Illustrated

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Illustrated

Author : Frederick Douglass
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same ...

Who Was Frederick Douglass

Who Was Frederick Douglass

Author : April Jones Prince,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as ...

The Life of Frederick Douglass

The Life of Frederick Douglass

Author : David F. Walker
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Recently returned to the cultural spotlight, Frederick Douglass's impact on ...

Frederick Douglass  The Lion Who Wrote History

Frederick Douglass The Lion Who Wrote History

Author : Walter Dean Myers
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this picture book biography, the late New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was ...

My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom

Author : Frederick Douglass
Publisher : Open Road Media
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The abolitionist author presents profound insight on the meaning of race and freedom in America in this memoir of slavery, escape, and reinvention. One of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass was a major influence on social and political thought in the nineteenth century. ...

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Author : Booker T. Washington
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Abolitionists
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A sympathetic study by the great teacher & leader of a career which was identified with the race problem in the period of revolution & liberation. The sketch reveals Douglass as the personification of the historical events that marked the transition from slavery to citizenship....

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

Author : Willie Lynch
Publisher : Ravenio Books
Genre : History
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This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners ...

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Author : D. H. Dilbeck
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

Author : David A. Adler
Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Adler, a prolific children's book author, has done a good job describing the trajectory of Douglass's life as he moved from being a slave himself to being a freer of slaves and a tireless civil rights activist. Narrator Charles Turner, who has a deep and resonant voice, uses just the ...

Frederick Douglass and Ireland

Frederick Douglass and Ireland

Author : Christine Kinealy
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : History
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Frederick Douglass spent four months in Ireland at the end of 1845 that proved to be, in his own words, ‘transformative’. He reported that for the first time in his life he felt like a man, and not a chattel. Whilst in residence, he became a spokesperson for the abolition movement, ...