In the Words of Frederick Douglass: Quotations from Liberty's Champion

Overview

"No people are more talked about and no people seem more imperfectly understood. Those who see us every day seem not to know us."—Frederick Douglass on African Americans

"There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution."—on civil rights

"Woman should have justice as well as praise, and if she is to dispense with either, she can better afford to part with the latter than the former."—on women

"The thing worse than rebellion is the thing ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$22.95
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $3.65   
  • New (6) from $14.45   
  • Used (5) from $3.65   
In the Words of Frederick Douglass: Quotations from Liberty's Champion

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$15.99
BN.com price
(Save 30%)$22.95 List Price

Overview

"No people are more talked about and no people seem more imperfectly understood. Those who see us every day seem not to know us."—Frederick Douglass on African Americans

"There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution."—on civil rights

"Woman should have justice as well as praise, and if she is to dispense with either, she can better afford to part with the latter than the former."—on women

"The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion."—on rebellion

"A man is never lost while he still earnestly thinks himself worth saving; and as with a man, so with a nation."—on perseverance

"I am ever pleased to see a man rise from among the people. Every such man is prophetic of the good time coming."—on Lincoln

Frederick Douglass, a runaway Maryland slave, was witness to and participant in some of the most important events in the history of the American Republic between the years of 1818 and 1895. Beginning his long public career in 1841 as an agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Douglass subsequently edited four newspapers and championed many reform movements. An advocate of morality, economic accumulation, self-help, and equality, Douglass supported racial pride, constant agitation against racial discrimination, vocational education for blacks, and nonviolent passive resistance.

He was the only man who played a prominent role at the 1848 meeting in Seneca Falls that formally launched the women's rights movement. He was a temperance advocate and opposed capital punishment, lynching, debt peonage, and the convict lease system. A staunch defender of the Liberty and Republican parties, Douglass held several political appointments, frequently corresponded with leading politicians, and advised Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, and Harrison. He met with John Brown before his abortive raid on Harpers Ferry, helped to recruit African American troops during the Civil War, attended most national black conventions held between 1840 and 1895, and served as U.S. ambassador to Haiti.

Frederick Douglass has left one of the most extensive bodies of significant and quotable public statements of any figure in American history. In the Words of Frederick Douglass is a rich trove of quotations from Douglass. The editors have compiled nearly seven hundred quotations by Douglass that demonstrate the breadth and strength of his intellect as well as the eloquence with which he expressed his political and ethical principles.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Culled from The Frederick Douglass Papers (speeches, correspondence, editorials/essays, autobiographies), the quotations in this single volume are arranged in alphabetical order with "nearly seven hundred" included. Many are on topics associated with Douglass: the Underground Railroad, racism, slavery, and emancipation—to name a few. Surprising are the quotations on unexpected topics, including humor, luck, optimism, photography, and vices. . . . Scholars familiar with Douglass will find the introduction as useful, as will those new to his life and words. The 'Biographies and Studies of Frederick Douglass' in the selected bibliography is particularly useful."—Choice (1 September 2012)

"This collection of Frederick Douglass's words will be a revelation to readers and a great gift to scholars. As a handy reference work, this book brings with it the authority of the editor of the Douglass papers, ensuring that each quote is properly sourced."—Donald Yacovone, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, editor of Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War

"This wonderful body of quotations from the works of Frederick Douglass will be inspiring to readers of all ages and from all walks of life. It should also inspire a rising generation of readers who seek an explorer's guide to the voluminous productions of one of the most remarkable minds of the nineteenth century."—Wilson J. Moses, Ferree Professor of History, The Pennsylvania State University, author of Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801447907
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 12/22/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,552,214
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick Douglass

John R. McKivigan is the Project Director and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History at IUPUI.

Heather L. Kaufman is a research associate on the editorial staff of the Frederick Douglass Papers.

John Stauffer is professor of English and American Literature and African American Studies and chair of the Program in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. He is the author most recently of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Read More Show Less
    1. Also Known As:
      Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Tuckahoe, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1818
    1. Date of Death:
      February 20, 1895
    2. Place of Death:
      Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Stauffer

Preface

Introduction: A Life of Reform
Frederick Douglass Chronology

The Words of Frederick Douglass
Abolition – African American Character – Alcohol – Animals – Aristocracy – Art – Assimilation – Autobiography – Boasting – Capital Punishment – Children – Christmas – Cities – Civil Rights – Civil War – Class – Colonization – Conscience – Constitution – Crime – Death – Declaration of Independence – Disagreement – Diversity – Education – Emancipation – Emigration – Employment – Evolution – Family – Fathers – Firsts – Fourth of July – France – Free Blacks – Free Speech – Freedom – Freedman's Savings & Trust Bank – Friendship – Fugitive Slaves – Government – Great Britain – Haiti – Harpers Ferry – History – Home – Humanity – Human Rights – Humor – Immigration – Individuality – Inertia – Innocence – Ireland – Justice – Labor – Law – Liberty – Lies – Life – Luck – Lynching – Morality – Mothers – Murder – Native Americans – Nature – Necessity – Nostalgia – Oppression – Optimism – Oratory – Parenting – Patriotism – Peace – People – Photography – Politics – Poverty – The Press – Principles – Progress – Property – Prosperity – Public Opinion – Racism – Realism – Reconstruction – Reform – Religion – Resignation – Respect – Revolution – Sectional Reconciliation – Self-Awareness – Self-Defense – Slaveholders – Slavery – Slaves – Sleep – Success – Suffrage – Tariffs – Time – Travel – Trust – Truth – Underground Railroad – Usefulness – Vices – Virtues – War – Women

Note on Editorial Method
Selected Bibliography
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)