Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents (Nation Divided) (Paperback)

Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents (Nation Divided) By Frederick Douglass, L. Diane Barnes (Editor), Orville Vernon Burton (Editor) Cover Image
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Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He not only survived slavery to live in freedom but also became an outspoken critic of the institution and an active participant in the U.S. political system. Douglass advised presidents of the United States and formally represented his country in the diplomatic corps. He was the most prominent African American activist of the nineteenth century, and he left a treasure trove of documentary evidence detailing his life in slavery and achievements in freedom. This volume gathers and interprets valuable selections from a variety of Douglass's writings, including speeches, editorials, correspondence, and autobiographies.

About the Author

L. Diane Barnes, Associate Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and Professor of History at Youngstown State University, is the author of Frederick Douglass: Reformer and Statesman.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813934365
ISBN-10: 0813934362
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Nation Divided
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