Douglass and Melville: Anchored Together in Neighborly Style

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Spinner Publications, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 147 pages
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Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland; Herman Melville was born into prosperity in New York. Despite their divergent backgrounds, these contemporary American authors shared amazingly similar ideas about the most pressing issues of their day, including war, slavery, abolition, and race relations. They also lived and worked near each other during the peak of their careers. Did they meet? Author Robert K. Wallace raises that provacative question, seeking clues as he follows their parallel footsteps through New Bedford, New York City and Albany in this most unusal and fasicnating book! File it under "biography," or "American History" or "American literature" or "abolition" or just plain "good reading!"
 

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Contents

Douglass and Melville Meet in Person?
12
CHAPTER
23
CHAPTER THREE
35
CHAPTER FOUR
55
CHAPTER FIVE
65
AMERlCAN EPILOGUE
119
NOTES
134
WORKSCITED
140
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
148
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About the author (2005)

Robert K. Wallace is Regents Professor of Literature and Language at Northern Kentucky University. His previous books include Frank Stella's Moby-Dick.

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