Frederick Douglass: freedom's voice, 1818-1845
Michigan State University Press, Jul 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 350 pages
This new work chronicles Frederick Douglass' preparation for a career in oratory, his emergence as an abolitionist lecturer in 1841, and his development and activities as a public speaker and reformer from 1841 to 1845. Lampe's scholarship overturns much of the conventional wisdom about this phase of Douglass' life and career, uncovering new information about his experiences as a slave and as a fugitive; it provokes a deeper and richer understanding of this renowned orator's emergence as an important voice in the crusade to end slavery. Included in this work is a complete itinerary of Douglass' oratorical activities, correcting errors and omissions in previously published works - as well as two newly discovered complete speech texts, never before published.
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At his death in 1895, Frederick Douglass had been widely considered for more than 50 years the outstanding African American orator of his time. Lampe (communication and theater arts, Univ. of ... Read full review