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Frederick Douglass (1818–1895)

Autor(a) de Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

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About the Author

Born a slave in Maryland in about 1817, Frederick Douglass never became accommodated to being held in bondage. He secretly learned to read, although slaves were prohibited from doing so. He fought back against a cruel slave-breaker and finally escaped to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1838 at about mostrar mais the age of 21. Despite the danger of being sent back to his owner if discovered, Douglass became an agent and eloquent orator for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society. He lectured extensively in both England and the United States. As an ex-slave, his words had tremendous impact on his listeners. In 1845 Douglass wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which increased his fame. Concerned that he might be sent back to slavery, he went to Europe. He spent two years in England and Ireland speaking to antislavery groups. Douglass returned to the United States a free man and settled in Rochester, New York, where he founded a weekly newspaper, The North Star, in 1847. In the newspaper he wrote articles supporting the antislavery cause and the cause of human rights. He once wrote, "The lesson which [the American people] must learn, or neglect to do so at their own peril, is that Equal Manhood means Equal Rights, and further, that the American people must stand for each and all for each without respect to color or race." During the Civil War, Douglass worked for the Underground Railroad, the secret route of escape for slaves. He also helped recruit African-Americans soldiers for the Union army. After the war, he continued to write and to speak out against injustice. In addition to advocating education for freed slaves, he served in several government posts, including United States representative to Haiti. In 1855, a longer version of his autobiography appeared, and in 1895, the year of Douglass's death, a completed version was published. A best-seller in its own time, it has since become available in numerous editions and languages. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Frederick Douglass

The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) 1,097 cópias
My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) 1,054 cópias
The Heroic Slave (1853) 47 cópias
My Escape From Slavery (1996) 8 cópias
Reconstruction (2012) 7 cópias
De l'esclavage en Amerique (2006) 6 cópias
Lighter moments 4 cópias
Black Voices on Britain: Selected Writings (2022) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Eleven Minutes 1 exemplar(es)
ENFIN LIBRE 1 exemplar(es)
Fredrick Douglass 1 exemplar(es)
Slave Narrative Six Pack 3 (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
The Color Line in America (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Self-Made Men (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Mémoires d'un esclave américain (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Rights of Women 1 exemplar(es)
Works of Frederick Douglass (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Civil War 1 exemplar(es)
Frederick Douglass papers (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Negro Orators And Their Orations (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Slave Narratives (2000) — Contribuinte — 325 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições256 cópias
The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Contribuinte — 242 cópias
The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2012) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2013) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents (1997) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Classic American Autobiographies (1992) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The Black Power Revolt (1968) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias


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