Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass The Definitive, Dramatic Biography Of The Most Important African American Of The Nineteenth Century Frederick Douglass, The Escaped Slave Who Became The Greatest Orator Of His Day And One Of The Leading Abolitionists And Writers Of The Era.As A Young Man Frederick Douglass 1818 1895 Escaped From Slavery In Balti, Maryland He Was Fortunate To Have Been Taught To Read By His Slave Owner Mistress, And He Would Go On To Become One Of The Major Literary Figures Of His Time He Wrote Three Versions Of His Autobiography Over The Course Of His Lifetime And Published His Own Newspaper His Very Existence Gave The Lie To Slave Owners With Dignity And Great Intelligence He Bore Witness To The Brutality Of Slavery.Initially Mentored By William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass Spoke Widely, Often To Large Crowds, Using His Own Story To Condemn Slavery He Broke With Garrison To Become A Political Abolitionist, A Republican, And Eventually A Lincoln Supporter By The Civil War And During Reconstruction, Douglass Became The Most Famed And Widely Travelled Orator In The Nation He Denounced The Premature End Of Reconstruction And The Emerging Jim Crow Era In His Unique And Eloquent Voice, Written And Spoken, Douglass Was A Fierce Critic Of The United States As Well As A Radical Patriot He Sometimes Argued Politically With Younger African Americans, But He Never Forsook Either The Republican Party Or The Cause Of Black Civil And Political Rights.In This Remarkable Biography, David Blight Has Drawn On New Information Held In A Private Collection That Few Other Historian Have Consulted, As Well As Recently Discovered Issues Of Douglass S Newspapers Blight Tells The Fascinating Story Of Douglass S Two Marriages And His Complex Extended Family Douglass Was Not Only An Astonishing Man Of Words, But A Thinker Steeped In Biblical Story And Theology There Has Not Been A Major Biography Of Douglass In A Quarter Century David Blight S Frederick Douglass Affords This Important American The Distinguished Biography He Deserves.

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  • Hardcover
  • 912 pages
  • Frederick Douglass
  • David W. Blight
  • English
  • 26 July 2017
  • 1416590315

10 thoughts on “Frederick Douglass

  1. Chris says:

    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley We like, want, our heroes to be uncompleted, to always be heroic and constant while in the spotlight, and to leave that spotlight before they change politics or ideals We want to remember Lincoln as the great emancipator not as the man who at one point wanted all freed slaves to return to Africa, a place they had never seen That ruins the image of martyr Lincoln We have the same feeling of many of our heroes, including Frederick Douglass Who despite what some pe Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley We like, want, our heroes to be uncompleted, to alway...

  2. Mehrsa says:

    This book is beautiful One description called it cinematic and I think that s pretty accurate You feel the sense of Douglass and the beautiful prose really captures his words and the time It s annoying that people call him an imperfect man I mean, who isn t an imperfect person This book certainly covers the warts and all What s amazing about Douglass is that he never wavered He never softened He was strident until the end After talking against slavery, he moved on to lynching and th This book is beautiful One description called it cinematic and I think that s pretty accurate You feel the sense of Douglass and the beautiful prose really captures his words and the time It s annoying that people call him an imperfect man I mean, who isn t an imperfect person This book certainly covers the warts a...

  3. Donna Davis says:

    2.5 stars, rounded up Thanks go to Net Galley and Simon and Schuster for the DRC, which I received free in exchange for this honest review Douglass is a key figure in American history, and Blight has made his career largely through his expertise on Douglass s life I expected to be impressed here, and indeed, the endnotes are meticulous and I would be amazed if there was a single error anywhere in this work But aspects of the biography rub me the wrong way, and ultimately, I realized that the 2.5 stars, rounded up Thanks go to Net Galley and Simon and Schuster for the DRC, which I received free in exchange for this honest review Douglass is a key figure in American history, and Blight has made his career largely through his expertise on Douglass s life I expected to be impressed here, and indeed, the endnotes are meticulous and I would be amazed if there was a single error anywhere in this work But aspects of the biography rub me the wrong way, and ultimately, I realized that the best way around this is to go back and read Douglass s own autobiographies again Whether we read what Douglass tells us, or what Blight or any credible biographer has to say, there are two impediments that stop me short, and because I have never been required to start at the beginning and end at the end to complete a scholastic or professional assignment, I tend to read the beginning recoil aba...

  4. Calzean says:

    This is a big book that held my interest for most pages.The book traces the life of Frederick Douglass in a linear progression The early chapters on his years in slavery depend mostly on his autobiographies which is not surprising given the lack of other written sources The best chapters related to the civil war and its aftermath Again this is not surprising given this is the author s chosen field.A...

  5. Ashleigh says:

    I received this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review TITLE Frederick Douglass Prophet of FreedomAUTHOR David W BlightGENRE Biography THESIS Marvelous example of inspirational writing that gives a new perspective to be explored, of the complexity and prowess that was Frederick DouglassRATING 3 5SUMMARY Blight s reconstruction of Frederick Douglass early life is portrayed quite differently in comparison to other Douglass biographies I found it to be most original, I received this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review TITLE Frederick Douglass Prophet of FreedomAUTHOR David W BlightGENRE Biography THESIS Marvelous example of inspirational writing that gives a new perspective to be explored, of the complexity and prowess that was Frederick DouglassRATING 3 5SUMMARY Blight s reconstruction of Frederick Douglass early life is portrayed quite differently in comparison to other Douglass biographies I found it to be most original, due to the directness of the facts presented, opposed to the authors interpretation of the events that unfolded When retelling the story of how Douglass learned to read, Blight was unambiguous in the descripti...

  6. Porter Broyles says:

    1 How well written is it I purchased the audio book through Audible The person who read the book has a very smooth seductive voice When I first started listening to the book I kept thinking, This guy needs to read sleazy romances The story itself is well written and concise I would put the prose and style at a lower level college course It was not overly complex, but I would not consider it to be pulp history.2 How interesting is the subject Frederick Douglass is arguably one of the two 1 How well written is it I purchased the audio book through Audible The person who read the book has a very smooth seductive voice When I first started listening to the book I kept thinking, This guy needs to read sleazy romances The story itself is well written and concise I would put the prose and style at a lower level college course It was not overly complex, but I would not consider it to be pulp history.2 How interesting is the subject Frederick Douglass is arguably one of the two or three most important African Americans in American history I m reluctant to say Civil Rights because he was fighting for somethingbasic than Civil Rights , he fought for the emancipation of the slaves His story is one that I was familiar with, but really didn t know How did he escape How did he become the phenom that he was How did he get his name What was his relationship to other abolitionist How was he able to operate without fear of his former owner coming after him What was his mess...

  7. Scott Pomfret says:

    This account of the life of Frederick Douglass convinced me that in a hundred years we will view anti immigrant sentiment as we now look at those who opposed abolition Not because Prophet of Freedom made any such case, but because all the bones of the current strife are within Douglass s life, writing, and oratory Douglass was an incredibly prescient and forward thinking man.To be sure, Prophet of Freedom is no hagiography There s plenty to disturb modern ears Douglass was virulently ant This account of the life of Frederick Douglass convinced me that in a hundred years we will view anti immigrant sentiment as we now look at those who opposed abolition Not because Prophet of Freedom made any such case, but because all the bones of the current strife are within Douglass s life, writing, and oratory Douglass was an incredibly prescient and forward thinking man.To be sure, Prophet of Freedom is no hagiography There s plenty to disturb modern ears Douglass was virulently anti Catholic and anti Irish, and his emphasis on self reliance can come across as blaming the oppressed and his thirst for civil war as almost unprincipled Moreover, his slavish adherence to the Republican party after it largely abandoned the project of Reconstruction disappoints These flaws, however, do not detract from the powerful figure and autodidact who made his own lif...

  8. Linda says:

    This book proves that a lengthy in depth footnoted biography can be interesting as well as informative Included are pictures which complement the well written text The author tells not only the story of Douglass s life, but also about the time period in which he liv...

  9. Casey Wheeler says:

    I read this biography because I have not read one about Frederick Douglass although he has been indirectly addressed in an number of other books that I have read This is a very detailed and exhaustive biography That said, it is well written making it an engaging read The author frequently refers to passages from the three autobiographies writtten by Douglass himself which provides a unique perspective to the book While history has lionized the man, this biography points out his failings alon I read this biography because I have not read one about Frederick Douglass although he has been indirectly addressed in an number of other books that I have read This is a very detailed and exhaustive biography That said, it is well written making it an engaging read The author frequently refers to passages from the three autobiographies writtten by Douglass himself which provides a unique perspective to the book While history has lionized the man, this biography points out his failings along with his successes.I recommend this book for anyone with an interest in the the life of Frederick Douglass and the role he played in the development of our country.I received a free Kindle copy of Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom by David W Blight courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Schuster, the publisher It was with the understanding that I would post a re...

  10. Lucas Brandl says:

    Frederick Douglass was a truly amazing person, and this is a truly amazing story He was born into slavery, escaped, educated himself, and became probably the most famous eloquent influential abolitionist of the Civil War era A lot of people know those things about him from reading other books or articles that he is mentioned in as part of a broader Civil War history But what I rea...

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