Frederick Douglass

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 465 pages
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Former slave, orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America, Frederick Douglass was a towering figure, at once consummately charistmatic and flawed. His "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" (1945) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature. In this masterful and compelling biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass - his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeats and trascendent courage - and recreates the high drama of a turbulent era.
  

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A man I've long known to revere, but without knowing much beyond that he was an African-American hero; so good to fill in that gap. Looking around at the racism still so widespread in the US -- if ... Read full review

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The Emancipation Proclamation was just the start. Lynching was legal for a long time and terrorism in the South was too easily overlooked. Racial equality was a long slow climb. It's hard to find a ... Read full review

Contents

Tuckahoe
3
Fells Point
26
St Michaels
40
The Freeland Farm
49
Baltimore
58
New Bedford
74
Pendleton
104
Edinburgh
131
Uniontown
291
Niagara Falls
305
PortauPrince
334
Mole St Nicolas
346
Cedar Hill
375
Chesapeake
384
Bibliography
421
Acknowledgments
437

Mount Vernon
253

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About the author (1995)

McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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