The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass / Edition 1

by Maurice S. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521717876

ISBN-13: 9780521717878

Pub. Date: 06/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Frederick Douglass was born a slave and lived to become a best-selling author and a leading figure of the abolitionist movement. A powerful orator and writer, Douglass provided a unique voice advocating human rights and freedom across the nineteenth century, and remains an important figure in the fight against racial injustice. This Companion, designed for students

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Frederick Douglass was born a slave and lived to become a best-selling author and a leading figure of the abolitionist movement. A powerful orator and writer, Douglass provided a unique voice advocating human rights and freedom across the nineteenth century, and remains an important figure in the fight against racial injustice. This Companion, designed for students of American history and literature, is both a lucid introduction and a contribution to existing scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521717878
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xii

Chronology of Douglass's Life xiii

Citations xix

Introduction Maurice S. Lee 1

1 Douglass's Self-Making and the Culture of Abolitionism John Stauffer 13

2 Identity in the Autobiographies Robert S. Levine 31

3 Douglass as Orator and Editor Sarah Meer 46

4 Crisis and Faith in Douglass's Work John Ernest 60

5 Violence, Manhood, and War in Douglass Maurice O. Wallace 73

6 Human Law and Higher Law Gregg Crane 89

7 Sentimental Douglass Arthur Riss 103

8 Douglass among the Romantics Bill E. Lawson 118

9 Douglass's Black Atlantic: Britain, Europe, Egypt Paul Giles 132

10 Douglass's Black Atlantic: The Caribbean Ifeoma C. K. Nwankwo 146

11 Douglass, Ideological Slavery, and Postbellum Racial Politics Gene Andrew Jarrett 160

12 Born into Slavery: Echoes and Legacies Valerie Smith 173

Guide to Further Reading 183

Index 186

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