Frederick Douglass: A Critical Reader / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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About the Author
Frank M. Kirkland is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and at the Graduate Centre, both of the City University of New York. He has published a variety of scholarly articles on Kant, Hegel, and Husserl, as well as on the urban underclass and the relation of modernity to African American life. He has also edited a collection of essays entitled Phenomenology, East and West. He is currently completing a scholarly monograph, Hegel and Husserl: Idealist Meditations.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
List of Contributors.
Part I: Racial Assimilation And Emigration:.
1. Douglass against the Emigrationists: Bernard R. Boxill.
2. Douglass on Racial Assimilation and Racial Institutions: Howard McGary.
3. Douglass's Assimilationism: John P. Pittman.
Part II: Natural Law And American's Founding Documents:.
4. Natural Law in the Constitutional Thought of Frederick Douglass: David E. Schrader.
5. Whose Fourth of July? Frederick Douglass and 'Original Intent': Charles W. Mills.
Part III: Enlightenment And Enslavement:.
6. The Claims of Frederick Douglass Philosophically Considered: Roderick M. Stewart.
7. The Grammar of Civilization: Douglass and Crummell on Doing Things with Words: Stephen L. Thompson.
Part IV: Moral Suasion And Rebellion:.
8. Douglass as an Existentialist: Lewis R. Gordon.
9. Honor of Insurrection or A short Story about why John Brown (with David Walker's Spirit) was Right and Frederick Douglass (with Benjamin Banneker's Spirit) was Wrong: Leonard Harris.
10. Enslavement, Moral Suasion, and Struggles for Recognition: Frederick Douglass's Answer to the question - 'What is Enlightenment?': Frank M. Kirkland.
Part V: Incarcerating And Lynching Black Bodies:.
11. Douglass on the Myth of the Black Rapist: Tommy L. Lott.
12. From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prisons: Frederick Douglass and the Convict Release System: Angela Y. Davis.
Part VI: Douglass (1818-95): One Hundred Years Later:.
13. Frederick Douglass and Racial Progress: Does Race Matter at the Bottom of the Well?: Bill E. Lawson.