Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written by Himself

Taal: Engels
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780300087017
  • Druk: New ed
  • maart 2001
  • 192 pagina's
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Frederick Douglass

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass (c. 1818-1895) educated himself, escaped, and made himself one of the greatest leaders in American history.

Samenvatting

The powerful story of slavery that has become a classic of American autobiography, now in an authoritative edition Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, is widely regarded as a classic of American nineteenth-century history, of African-American studies, and of literature. In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Douglass published this powerful account of his life as a slave and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass's career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North. This edition of the book, based on the authoritative text that appears in Yale University Press's multivolume edition of the Frederick Douglass Papers, is the only edition of Douglass's Narrative designated as an Approved Text by the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions. It includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a thorough introduction by the eminent Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition of 1845. None so dramatically as Douglass integrated both the horror and the great quest of the African-American experience into the deep stream of American autobiography. He advanced and extended that tradition and is rightfully designated one of its greatest practitioners. -John W. Blassingame, from the introduction

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Just as Douglass was dedicated to abolishing the institution that imprisoned him and his people, Davis is dedicated to abolishing the institution that imprisoned her and still imprisons millions of Americans, mostly people of color: the modern American prison system. -H. Bruce Franklin, African American Review Davis's work deserves a wide readership ... She has compiled much useful information not easily obtained elsewhere. -Toni Morrison Davis' arguments for justice are formidable - The power of her historical insights and the sweetness of her dream cannot be denied. -New York Times Book Review Long before 'race/gender' became the obligatory injunction it is now, Angela Davis was developing an analytical framework that brought all of these factors into play. For readers who only see Angela Davis as a public icon ... meet the real Angela Davis: perhaps the leading public intellectual of our era. -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original One of America's last truly fearless public intellectuals. -Cynthia McKinney, U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Angela Davis's revolutionary spirit is still strong. Still with us, thank goodness! -Virginian-Pilot There was a time in America when to call a person an 'abolitionist' was the ultimate epithet. It evoked scorn in the North and outrage in the South. Yet they were the harbingers of things to come. They were on the right side of history. Prof. Angela Y. Davis stands in that proud, radical tradition. -Mumia Abu-Jamal, author of Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A. Behold the heart and mind of Angela Davis, open, relentless, and on time! -June Jordan Angela Davis has stood as a courageous voice of conscience on matters of race, class, and gender in America. -David Theo Goldberg, Arizona State University Angela Davis offers a cartography of engagement in oppositional social movements and unwavering commitment to justice. -Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Women's Studies, Hamilton College The breadth of Davis's work in the past two decades is an inspiring example of bridge-building across causes and generations. That her contemporary activism can be coupled so flawlessly with Douglass's historic writings and powerful legacy speaks to the importance of their combined influence spanning centuries. ... At a time when the freedoms once granted by the Fourteenth Amendment are now being applied to corporate entities, cannabilizing the legacy of freed slaves in the United States, this book- Davis's call for a more engaged electorate-is wonderfully timely and deeply engaging. -Colorlines Just as Douglass was dedicated to abolishing the institution that imprisoned him and his people, Davis is dedicated to abolishing the institution that imprisoned her and still imprisons millions of Americans, mostly people of color: the modern American prison system. H. Bruce Franklin, African American Review Davis's work deserves a wide readership She has compiled much useful information not easily obtained elsewhere. Toni Morrison Davis' arguments for justice are formidable The power of her historical insights and the sweetness of her dream cannot be denied. New York Times Book Review Long before 'race/gender' became the obligatory injunction it is now, Angela Davis was developing an analytical framework that brought all of these factors into play. For readers who only see Angela Davis as a public icon meet the real Angela Davis: perhaps the leading public intellectual of our era. Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original One of America's last truly fearless public intellectuals. Cynthia McKinney, U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Angela Davis's revolutionary spirit is still strong. Still with us, thank goodness! Virginian-Pilot There was a time in America when to call a person an 'abolitionist' was the ultimate epithet. It evoked scorn in the North and outrage in the South. Yet they were the harbingers of things to come. They were on the right side of history. Prof. Angela Y. Davis stands in that proud, radical tradition. Mumia Abu-Jamal, author of Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A. Behold the heart and mind of Angela Davis, open, relentless, and on time! June Jordan Angela Davis has stood as a courageous voice of conscience on matters of race, class, and gender in America. David Theo Goldberg, Arizona State University Angela Davis offers a cartography of engagement in oppositional social movements and unwavering commitment to justice. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Women's Studies, Hamilton College The breadth of Davis's work in the past two decades is an inspiring example of bridge-building across causes and generations. That her contemporary activism can be coupled so flawlessly with Douglass's historic writings and powerful legacy speaks to the importance of their combined influence spanning centuries. At a time when the freedoms once granted by the Fourteenth Amendment are now being applied to corporate entities, cannabilizing the legacy of freed slaves in the United States, this book Davis's call for a more engaged electorate is wonderfully timely and deeply engaging. Colorlines

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New ed
Verschijningsdatum
2001-02-08
Afmetingen
17,1 x 10,8 x 0,6 cm
Aantal pagina's
192 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Frederick Douglass Jane Austen
Co-auteur
Jane Austen
Redacteur
John W. Blassingame
Co-redacteur
Gerald Fulkerson
Uitgever
Yale University Press

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9780300087017

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
681
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2001-03-16
Subtitel
Written by Himself
Thema Qualifier Code
3M
Thema Subject Code
NHK

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