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Frederick Douglass

Charles Parlin Graves

Frederick Douglass

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.

  • About the Edition

    An easy-to-read biography of the escaped slave who became a renowned lecturer and writer against slavery.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Charles P. Graves. Illustrated by Joel Snyder.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    SeriesA See and read beginning to read biography
    ContributionsSnyder, Joel, illus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE449 .D759 1970
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p.
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4763244M
    LC Control Number78110321

    In 20th-century America, postwar, he could have been a counselor to presidents, like James A Baker, or perhaps a media personality, even Walter Cronkite. Many attendees opposed the idea. He soon gained a reputation as an orator, landing a job as an agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. So impressive were Douglass's oratorical and intellectual abilities that opponents refused to believe he had been a slave and alleged that he was an impostor foisted on the public by the abolitionist.

    Nonetheless, his nomination marked the first time that an African American appeared on a presidential ballot. His brilliant words and brave actions continue to shape the ways that we think about race, democracy, and the meaning of freedom. Crowds were not always hospitable to Douglass. The lecture halls expected no less yet Douglass gave them more, probing new depths of social and political analysis, constantly imploring greater exertion for the causes of emancipation and full equality, unafraid to make his hearers deeply uncomfortable.

    Nonetheless, his nomination marked the first time that an African American appeared on a presidential ballot. Hired out to William Freeland, he taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly church service. Inhe published his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, to lay those doubts to rest. Author Douglass wrote down his story of slavery in an autobiography called Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. His speeches in the following years in the northern states and his work for the Underground Railroad did much to further the cause of he abolitionist and made his name an emblem of freedom among both whites and blacks. Douglass frequented her rooms in Hoboken, N.


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Frederick Douglass book

At twelve, he bought a book called The Columbian Orator. Although this situation is better than any he has experienced, it is still a far cry from freedom, so Douglass attempts to escape by canoeing up the Chesapeake Bay. In his friends encouraged him to relocate to Europe to escape the danger of seizure under the fugitive slave laws.

Despite this victory, Douglass supported John C. Hired out to William Freeland, he taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly church service.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

When he was criticized for his willingness to speak to slaveholders, Douglass replied, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong". Library of Congress Post-Reconstruction and Death After the fall of Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass managed to retain high-ranking federal appointments.

Douglass had fallen in love with Murray, who assisted him in his final attempt to escape slavery in Baltimore. Captain Anthony and his son-in-law, Captain Auld, take the goods by ship to sell in Baltimore.

He is told about it afterward and is hardly affected by the news. Douglass considers that the existence of such a large population of mixed-race slaves contradicts arguments that justify American slavery through the supposed inferiority of the African race. After 24 hours of travel, Douglass arrived in New York a free man.

The visit held personal significance for Douglass, although some criticized him for the reconciliation. First, he runs errands for shipyard workers, but he after some of the workers heckle and strike Douglass, he fights back and is nearly beaten to death.

Douglass was just 20 years old when, on Sept. Blight dismantles this pretense in a tour de force of storytelling and analysis, showing that the young orator-to-be had benefited from a great deal of mentorship and good fortune.

Frederick Douglass Book Prize

On February 20, However, Frederick was an intelligent young man and wanted to learn to read. On September 3,he disguised himself as a sailor and boarded a northbound train, using money from Anna to pay for his ticket.

Women's Rights In addition to speaking out for the freedom of slaves, Douglass believed in the equal rights of all people.

Frederick Douglass

Several days after the story ran, Douglass delivered his first speech at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society's annual convention in Nantucket. When abolitionists offered to purchase his freedom, Douglass accepted and returned home to the United States legally free. As the Civil War raged toward conclusion, Douglass attacked Lincoln for vacillating on black rights in the South.

Blight describes how Douglass moved away from the moral suasion he promoted in his early years on the abolitionist lecture circuit toward his full-throated calls for war. For that, the charismatic orator called up the British abolitionist Julia Griffithswho put aside her life and moved in to be with him in Rochester and to get The North Star off the ground.

Inhe published his second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom, which expanded on his first autobiography and challenged racial segregation in the North.The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was Douglass' third autobiography.

In it he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work. The Online Books Page. Online Books by.

Frederick Douglass (Douglass, Frederick, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Douglass, Frederick,contrib.: Arguments, Pro and Con, on The Call for a National Emigration Convention, To Be Held in Cleveland, Ohio, August,by Frederick Douglass, W.J.

Watkins, and J.M. Whitfield; With a Short. The Romance of the Book. Frederick Douglass. Out of Stock. The Frederick Douglass Papers: Series Three: Correspondence, Volume 2: Frederick Douglass. Out of Stock. The Speeches of Frederick Douglass: A Critical Edition.

Frederick Douglass. Out of Stock. Abolition Fanaticism in New York. Speech of a Runaway Slave from Baltimore, at an. Oct 16,  · Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, a biography of the most important African-American of the 19th century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.4/4(27).

Read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by author Frederick Douglass, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology.

There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight’s Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.