Frederick Douglass : a critical reader (Book, 1999) []
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Frederick Douglass : a critical reader

Frederick Douglass : a critical reader

Author: Bill E Lawson; Frank M Kirkland
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Series: Blackwell critical readers
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection of writings on Frederick Douglass examines the explicit and implicit philosophical themes and arguments that resonate through his texts. Contributors to the volume include Angela  Read more...


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Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill E Lawson; Frank M Kirkland
ISBN: 0631205772 9780631205777 0631205780 9780631205784
OCLC Number: 924868444
Description: 408 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction. Part I: Racial Assimilation And Emigration: 1. Douglass against the Emigrationists: Bernard R. Boxill. 2. Douglass on Racial Assimilation and Racial Institutions: Howard McGary. 3. Douglass's Assimilationism: John P. Pittman. Part II: Natural Law And American's Founding Documents: 4. Natural Law in the Constitutional Thought of Frederick Douglass: David E. Schrader. 5. Whose Fourth of July? Frederick Douglass and 'Original Intent': Charles W. Mills. Part III: Enlightenment And Enslavement: 6. The Claims of Frederick Douglass Philosophically Considered: Roderick M. Stewart. 7. The Grammar of Civilization: Douglass and Crummell on Doing Things with Words: Stephen L. Thompson. Part IV: Moral Suasion And Rebellion: 8. Douglass as an Existentialist: Lewis R. Gordon. 9. Honor of Insurrection or A short Story about why John Brown (with David Walker's Spirit) was Right and Frederick Douglass (with Benjamin Banneker's Spirit) was Wrong: Leonard Harris. 10. Enslavement, Moral Suasion, and Struggles for Recognition: Frederick Douglass's Answer to the question - 'What is Enlightenment?': Frank M. Kirkland. Part V: Incarcerating And Lynching Black Bodies: 11. Douglass on the Myth of the Black Rapist: Tommy L. Lott. 12. From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prisons: Frederick Douglass and the Convict Release System: Angela Y. Davis. Part VI: Douglass (1818-95): One Hundred Years Later: 13. Frederick Douglass and Racial Progress: Does Race Matter at the Bottom of the Well?: Bill E. Lawson. Selected Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell critical readers
Responsibility: edited by Bill E. Lawson and Frank M. Kirkland.


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