- This biography of Frederick Douglass covers the life of the most famous black abolitionist and intellectual of the 19th century. It covers the major developments of Douglass's life from his birth in 1818 through his time as a slave and his rise to prominence as a black voice for freedom. Frederick Douglass was a champion of freedom who stood up for what he believed. He attended the Seneca Falls Convention and became an early supporter of women's right to vote. He led the recruiting effort for the 54th Massachusetts, the first all-black Union combat unit in the Civil War, and he founded The North Star, the second black newspaper published in America. The biography discusses Douglass's relationships with such figures as John Brown, the feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and five presidents of the United States, including Abraham Lincoln. It analyzes his role in national politics before, during, and after the Civil War, and examines the way his life is tied to significant local, regional, and national events. By focusing on the importance of spirituality in Douglass's life, this work adds to our understanding of the man, the way he saw himself, and the many things he accomplished.
Table of Contents:
- Timeline : events in the life of Frederick Douglass
- I been [re]'buked, 1818-1826
- Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, 1826-1838
- Amazing grace, 1838-1847
- Steal away, 1847-1858
- Wrestlin' Jacob, 1859-1870
- Roll, Jordan, roll, 1870-1895
- Climbing Jacob's ladder.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-151) and index.
Description based on print version record.
- 1 online resource.
- E449.D75 T76 2011eb
- 9780313350375 (electronic bk.)
031335037X (electronic bk.)
9780313350368 (acid-free paper) [Invalid]
0313350361 (acid-free paper) [Invalid]
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- EBC656006 (source: MiAaPQ)
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