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Frederick Douglass (1818–1895)

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Born a slave in Maryland in about 1817, Frederick Douglass never became accommodated to being held in bondage. He secretly learned to read, although slaves were prohibited from doing so. He fought back against a cruel slave-breaker and finally escaped to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1838 at about mostra altro the age of 21. Despite the danger of being sent back to his owner if discovered, Douglass became an agent and eloquent orator for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society. He lectured extensively in both England and the United States. As an ex-slave, his words had tremendous impact on his listeners. In 1845 Douglass wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which increased his fame. Concerned that he might be sent back to slavery, he went to Europe. He spent two years in England and Ireland speaking to antislavery groups. Douglass returned to the United States a free man and settled in Rochester, New York, where he founded a weekly newspaper, The North Star, in 1847. In the newspaper he wrote articles supporting the antislavery cause and the cause of human rights. He once wrote, "The lesson which [the American people] must learn, or neglect to do so at their own peril, is that Equal Manhood means Equal Rights, and further, that the American people must stand for each and all for each without respect to color or race." During the Civil War, Douglass worked for the Underground Railroad, the secret route of escape for slaves. He also helped recruit African-Americans soldiers for the Union army. After the war, he continued to write and to speak out against injustice. In addition to advocating education for freed slaves, he served in several government posts, including United States representative to Haiti. In 1855, a longer version of his autobiography appeared, and in 1895, the year of Douglass's death, a completed version was published. A best-seller in its own time, it has since become available in numerous editions and languages. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Frederick Douglass

Autobiografia di uno schiavo (1845) 9,247 copie
The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) 1,094 copie
My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) 1,048 copie
The Heroic Slave (1853) 46 copie
My Escape From Slavery (1996) 8 copie
Reconstruction (2012) 7 copie
Black Voices on Britain: Selected Writings (2022) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Self-Made Men (2015) 1 copia
Civil War 1 copia

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Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Collaboratore — 298 copie
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni255 copie
The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Collaboratore — 240 copie
The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2012) — Collaboratore — 172 copie
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2013) — Collaboratore — 144 copie
Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents (1997) — Collaboratore — 118 copie
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Collaboratore — 118 copie
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Collaboratore — 91 copie
Classic American Autobiographies (1992) — Collaboratore — 91 copie
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Collaboratore — 86 copie
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Collaboratore — 83 copie
Contro il potere bianco (1968) — Collaboratore — 71 copie
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Collaboratore — 42 copie
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Collaboratore — 4 copie


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What Are You Reading the Week of 14 February 2015? in What Are You Reading Now? (Febbraio 2015)


l Quattro di Luglio 1852 i cittadini di Rochester nello stato di New York chiesero a Frederick Douglass di pronunciare il discorso ufficiale per la festa dell'Indipendenza. Douglass rifiutò spiegando che per chi come lui era nato schiavo, e per chi lo era ancora, non c'era niente da festeggiare. Parlò il giorno dopo, e le sue parole sono passate alla storia.
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