Frederick Douglass in Context

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MichaŽl Roy
Cambridge University Press, Jul 8, 2021 - Literary Criticism - 450 pages
Frederick Douglass in Context provides an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted life and times of Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth-century's leading black activist and one of the most celebrated American writers. An international team of scholars sheds new light on the environments and communities that shaped Douglass's career. The book challenges the myth of Douglass as a heroic individualist who towered over family, friends, and colleagues, and reveals instead a man who relied on others and drew strength from a variety of personal and professional relations and networks. This volume offers both a comprehensive representation of Douglass and a series of concentrated studies of specific aspects of his work. It will be a key resource for students, scholars, teachers, and general readers interested in Douglass and his tireless fight for freedom, justice, and equality for all.

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MichaŽl Roy is Associate Professor of American Studies at Universitť Paris Nanterre and a Junior Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. His research focuses on early African American print culture and the history of transnational abolitionism. His work has appeared in journals such as Slavery and Abolition, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America.

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