Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays

Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays

by Eric J. Sundquist
     
 

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This is a 1993 collection of fourteen essays by America's leading historians and literary critics which evaluates the importance of Frederick Douglass in his own day and on into the twentieth century. As a result of the research and interpretation in both literary and historical studies, Frederick Douglass has assumed a central place in the revival of interest in

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This is a 1993 collection of fourteen essays by America's leading historians and literary critics which evaluates the importance of Frederick Douglass in his own day and on into the twentieth century. As a result of the research and interpretation in both literary and historical studies, Frederick Douglass has assumed a central place in the revival of interest in the multicultural study of American literature. His autobiographies are fundamental case studies of the slave narratives that form the basis of African-American culture. His remarkable achievements as abolitionist orator, journalist, and writer of fiction and historical essays have made him a pivotal figure in a variety of disciplines. The essays examine Douglass' own views on gender and class, as well as racial issues, and place his thought and writings in the context of debates about slavery and freedom that dominated the intellectual landscape of nineteenth-century America.

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Winthrop Jordan
...the single most informative collection.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521435901
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/26/1993
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #49
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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