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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 07 January 2020
  • ISBN : 9781416590323
  • Page : 912 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 13 voters

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**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth 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. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights. In this “cinematic and deeply engaging” (The New York Times Book Review) biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. “Absorbing and even moving…a brilliant book that speaks to our own time as well as Douglass’s” (The Wall Street Journal), Blight’s biography tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. “David Blight has written the definitive biography of Frederick Douglass…a powerful portrait of one of the most important American voices of the nineteenth century” (The Boston Globe). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Frederick Douglass won the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher awards and was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time.

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781416590323
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**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth 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. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781416593881
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**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth 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. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 1982129433
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"The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth 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. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 1416590315
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**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History** *Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards* Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
  • Author : D. H. Dilbeck
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781469636191
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From his enslavement to freedom, Frederick Douglass was one of America's most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality. Throughout his long life, Douglass was also a man of profound religious conviction. In this concise and original biography, D. H. Dilbeck offers a provocative interpretation of Douglass's life through the lens of his faith. In an era when the role of religion in public life is as contentious as ever, Dilbeck provides essential new perspective on Douglass's place in American history.

American Oracle

American Oracle
  • Author : David W. Blight
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-26
  • ISBN : 9780674062702
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David Blight takes his readers back to the Civil War’s centennial celebration to determine how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation a century earlier. He shows how four of America’s most incisive writers—Robert Penn Warren, Bruce Catton, Edmund Wilson, and James Baldwin—explored the gulf between remembrance and reality.

Young Frederick Douglass

Young Frederick Douglass
  • Author : Dickson J. Preston
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781421425948
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This highly regarded biography traces the life and times of Frederick Douglass, from his birth on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1818 to 1838, when he escaped from slavery to emerge upon the national scene.

John Brown, Abolitionist

John Brown, Abolitionist
  • Author : David S. Reynolds
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780307486660
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An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history.Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil-rights activists, and freedom fighters. Ultimately, he finds neither a wild-eyed fanatic nor a Christ-like martyr,

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Author : FREDERICK DOUGLASS
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers, as well as the strength and courage needed to survive. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Frederick Douglass spent years secretly teaching himself to read and write—a crime for which he risked

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee
  • Author : Allen C. Guelzo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781101946213
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A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate general in all his complexity—his hypocrisy and courage, his inner turmoil and outward calm, his disloyalty and his honor. "An important contribution to reconciling the myths with the facts." —New York Times Book Review Robert E. Lee is one of the most confounding figures in American history.

Frederick Douglass: Autobiographies (LOA #68)

Frederick Douglass: Autobiographies (LOA #68)
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release Date : 1994-02-01
  • ISBN : 0940450798
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the only authoritative edition of all three autobiographies by the escaped slave who became a great American leader. Here in this Library of America volume are collected Frederick Douglass's three autobiographical narratives, now recognized as classics of both American history and American literature. Writing with the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made him a brilliantly effective spokesman for the abolition of slavery and equal rights, Douglass shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face

In the Hurricane's Eye

In the Hurricane's Eye
  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780698153226
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."--The New York Times Book Review The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower. In the concluding volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series,

Race and Reunion

Race and Reunion
  • Author : David W. BLIGHT
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674417656
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No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion.

A Glorious Liberty

A Glorious Liberty
  • Author : Damon Root
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10
  • ISBN : 9781640123830
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In this timely and provocative book, Damon Root reveals how Frederick Douglass’s fight for an antislavery Constitution helped to shape the course of American history in the nineteenth century and beyond. At a time when the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were under assault, Frederick Douglass picked up their banner, championing inalienable rights for all, regardless of race. When Americans were killing each other on the battlefield, Douglass fought for a cause greater than the mere

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens
  • Author : Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • ISBN : 9780198727880
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"We Greeks are one in blood and one in language; we have temples to the gods and religious rites in common, and a common way of life." HerodotusThroughout the course of ancient Greek civilisation, there always existed a sense of shared culture among the many Greek communities scattered throughout the Mediterranean. During the Classical (479-338) and Hellenistic (338-30) periods, the countless individual poleis of the Archaic period gradually came together in leagues and alliances, and finally were more or less