Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom

Frederick Douglass and the Fight for Freedom

by Douglas T. Miller
     
 

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Traces the life of the black abolitionist, from early years in slavery to his later success as a persuasive editor, orator, and writer. See more details below

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Traces the life of the black abolitionist, from early years in slavery to his later success as a persuasive editor, orator, and writer.

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Gr 8 Up Miller weaves into Douglass' life story some of the issues and controversies of his day and balances his unquestioned achievements with his limitations. He describes Douglass' achievements but notes that after the Civil War, Douglass' influence on reform movements declined, and his position as chief spokesman for the black people was jeopardized by his desire for political position and his pursuit of status in the nation's capital. This biography is clearly organized and provides a fast-paced narrative which, in addition to being an excellent study of Douglass, presents the issues of south vs. north, slave owners vs. abolitionists, whites vs. blacks. The book reflects current scholarship in its assessment of Lincoln's opinions about slavery, in the descriptions of racial discrimination in the north, and in the account of the various abolitionist factions. Some of the author's source material is described in the extensive bibliography at the end of the book. Miller's readable and reliable life of Frederick Douglass is a fine example of biographical writing. Shirley Wilton, Ocean County Col . , Toms River, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735102170
Publisher:
Replica Books
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST REPLIC
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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