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The political thought of Frederick Douglass : in pursuit of American liberty

Author: Nicholas Buccola
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, and author. In The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass, Nicholas Buccola provides an important and original argument about the ideas that animated this reformer-statesman. Beyond his role as an abolitionist, Buccola  Read more...
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Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Buccola
ISBN: 1479867497 9781479867493
OCLC Number: 844308914
Description: x, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The facts and the philosophy : Frederick Douglass as political thinker --
"Every man is himself and belongs to himself" : slavery and self-ownership as the foundations of Douglass's liberalism --
From slavery to liberty and equality : Douglass's liberal democratic politics --
"Each for all and all for each" : Douglass's case for mutual responsibility --
"Friends of freedom" : reformers, self-made men, and the moral ecology of freedom --
"Man is neither wood nor stone" : top-down moral education in Douglass's liberalism --
Conclusion : Frederick Douglass in the American mind.
Responsibility: Nicholas Buccola.

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