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Published by Greenwood Press in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895 -- Encyclopedias

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJulius E. Thompson, James L. Conyers, Jr., and Nancy J. Dawson, editors.
GenreEncyclopedias
ContributionsThompson, Julius Eric., Conyers, James L., Dawson, Nancy J., 1966-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE449.D75 F76 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 246 p. :
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24117221M
ISBN 10031331988X
ISBN 109780313319884
LC Control Number2009038719

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The author of the most influential African American autobiography of his era rebelled against his enslavement in the South and rose through the ranks of the American antislavery movement in the North to become the most electrifying speaker and compelling writer produced by black America in the nineteenth century. With the publication of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an. Frederick Douglass, born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, (Febru – Febru ) was an American abolitionist, newspaper publisher, orator, author, statesman, and "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia," Douglass was among the most prominent African-Americans of his time, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history. Douglass was at the forefront of the U.S. abolitionist movement in the 19th century, and he is particularly well known for his autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself" (; revised and completed in as "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass"), which gives an account of his escape from slavery and his pursuit of literacy, education.   The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia offers more than alphabetically organized entries covering Douglass's extraordinary journey from childhood in bondage to forceful spokesperson for equality and freedom before, during, and after the Civil War. In addition to biographical details, the book looks at the full breadth of Douglass's writings.

Unabridged Dover () republication of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, first published by The Anti-Slavery Office, Boston, New introductory Note. Preface by abolitionist William Lloyd by:   Frederick Douglass was a leader in the abolitionist movement, an early champion of women’s rights and author of ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.’. The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia offers more than alphabetically organized entries covering Douglass's extraordinary journey from childhood in bondage to forceful spokesperson for equality and freedom before, during, and after the Civil War. New book highlights Frederick Douglass’s embrace of the “self-made man” Posted on Febru Phoenix—Born a slave in February , Frederick Douglass rose to become one of the nation’s foremost intellectuals—one who deserves to be placed alongside the Founding Fathers as one of the creators of the country as we know it.

Douglass, who had learned to read and write while still a slave, published his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave in , the first of three autobiographies; My Bondage and My Freedom (), was a fuller version of the first book, and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass () described his later life as a Died: This reference work, The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia, seeks to place the achievements, contributions, and the lifelong body of work of the leading African American activist and abolitionist of the nineteenth century before contemporary students, scholars, and the general is a work six years in the making and represents the efforts of over a hundred scholars committed to. Frederick Douglass () was an African-American in the 19th century. He was born as a slave in Maryland, but learned to read and escaped to the North in the s.. He soon became an abolitionist (someone who wants to end slavery), and worked with other abolitionists such as William Lloyd was the most powerful speaker for : Febru (aged 77), Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in Talbot County, Maryland, possibly in February His father was an unknown white man; his mother, Harriet Bailey, was a slave. He was separated from her and raised by her elderly parents.