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Douglass and Melville : anchored together in neighborly style

Author: Robert K Wallace
Publisher: New Bedford, Mass. : Spinner Publications, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Two great American writers who came from worlds apart but who found common ground in their thoughts on the human condition and the turbulent political arena of their time. Their writings-dealing with issues such as slavery, abolition, equality, and freedom-have been scrutinized by students and academics for 150 years. Now author Robert K. Wallace provides a fresh approach to understanding and appreciating the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Herman Melville; Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Frederick Douglass
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Wallace
ISBN: 0932027911 9780932027917
OCLC Number: 60245565
Description: xii, 147 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: A Douglass and Melville Chronology --
Introduction: Bringing Douglass and Melville Together --
Converging and Diverging Lives (1818-1895) --
Diverging and Converging Afterlives (1895-2005) --
"Anchored together in neighborly style" --
Part I. Did Douglass and Melville Meet in Person? --
Chapter 1. In the Whaling City --
Chapter 2. In the Hudson River Valley --
Chapter 3. Up and Down Broadway --
Part II. Did Douglass and Melville Know Each Other's Work? --
Chapter 4. Melville in the North Star and Frederick Douglass' Paper --
Chapter 5. Traces of Douglass in Melville's Writing --
Typee --
Omoo --
Mardi --
Redburn --
White-Jacket --
Moby-Dick --
Benito Cereno --
American Epilogue --
What Is a Representative American? --
How Separate are Black and White America? --
What Are the Boundaries of the Color Line? --
How Should We Classify Douglass and Melville?
Responsibility: Robert K. Wallace.
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" ... Two great American writers who came from worlds apart but who found common ground in their thoughts on the human condition and the turbulent political arena of their time. Their writings-dealing with issues such as slavery, abolition, equality, and freedom-have been scrutinized by students and academics for 150 years. Now author Robert K. Wallace provides a fresh approach to understanding and appreciating the lives, writings, and legacies of these two contemporary American thinkers by following their parallel footsteps through New Bedford, Albany, and New York. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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