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Frederick Douglass

  • Details about Frederick Douglass : a life in documents

    Frederick Douglass : a life in documents

    James G. Basker

    Contents:  "Do something": a letter from Frederick Douglass to an abolitionist in Ireland / Douglass and the US Constitution: the Dred Scott decision / "I love you but hate slavery": Douglass writes to a former master / Admiration and ambivalence: Frederick Douglass and John Brown / "Your late lamented husband": Douglass to Mary Todd Lincoln / "A vulgar and senseless prejudice": a protest against segregation in the North / Frederick Douglass and the "Merits of this fearful conflict" / "The……more

  • Details about Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

    Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

    Walter Dean Myers; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

    In this picture book biography, the late New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." The story of one……more

  • Details about Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

    Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

    Leigh Fought

    In his extensive writings, Frederick Douglass revealed little about his private life. His famous autobiographies present him overcoming unimaginable trials to gain his freedom and establish his identity - all in service to his public role as an abolitionist. But in both the public and domesticspheres, Douglass relied on a complicated array of relationships with women: white and black, slave-mistresses and family, political collaborators and intellectual companions, wives and daughters. And the g……more

  • Details about The Portable Frederick Douglass

    The Portable Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass; Henry Louis Gates (Editor, Introduction by); John Stauffer (Introduction by, Editor)

    "This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever. Edited by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian John Stauffer,a The Portable Frederick Douglassa includes the full range of Douglass's works- the completea Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , as well as extracts froma My Bondage and My a ……more

  • Details about The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery

    The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery

    Noel Rae (Contribution by)

    In this "essential" (Kirkus) new work, Noel Rae integrates firsthand accounts into a narrative history that brings the reader face to face with slavery's everyday reality, expertly weaving together narratives that span hundreds of years. From the travel journals of sixteenth-century Spanish settlers who offered religious instruction and "protection" in exchange for farm labor, to the diaries of poetess Phillis Wheatley and Reverend Cotton Mather, to Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted's ……more

  • Details about Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

    Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction "A fascinating and moving account of a courageous and resourceful woman. Beautifully written and utilizing previously untapped sources it sheds new light both on the father of our country and on the intersections of slavery and freedom." --Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial and Gateway to Freedom A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, Georg……more

  • Details about The Good Lord Bird

    The Good Lord Bird

    James McBride

    Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, the region a battlefield between anti and pro slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an arguement between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes Henry is a girl. Over the next months, Henry conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. He finds himeself with Brown at the historic raid on Harper's Ferry, o……more

  • Details about Homegoing


    Yaa Gyasi

    " Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into differe……more