Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee / Edition 1

Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee / Edition 1

by David W. Bright, David W. Blight
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807117242

ISBN-13: 9780807117248

Pub. Date: 07/28/1991

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

In this sensitive intellectual biography David W. Blight undertakes the first systematic analysis of the impact of the Civil War on Frederick Douglass' life and thought, offering new insights into the meaning of the war in American history and in the Afro-American experience. Frederick Douglass' Civil War follows Douglass' intellectual and personal growth from the

Overview

In this sensitive intellectual biography David W. Blight undertakes the first systematic analysis of the impact of the Civil War on Frederick Douglass' life and thought, offering new insights into the meaning of the war in American history and in the Afro-American experience. Frederick Douglass' Civil War follows Douglass' intellectual and personal growth from the political crises of the 1850s through secession, war, black enlistment, emancipation, and Reconstruction. This book provides an engrossing story of Douglass' development of a social identity in relation to transforming events, and demonstrates that he saw the Civil War as the Second American Revolution, and himself as one of the founders of a new nation. Through Douglass' life, his voice, and his interpretations we see the Civil War era and its memory in a new light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807117248
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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