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Frederick Douglass : new literary and historical essays

Author: Eric J Sundquist
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This 1993 collection of fourteen essays examine Frederick Douglass' own views on gender and class, as well as racial issues, and place his thoughts and writings in the context of debates about  Read more...


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Named Person: Frederick Douglass, is Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.; Frederick Douglass
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Sundquist
ISBN: 0521380405 9780521380409 0521435900 9780521435901
OCLC Number: 906555129
Description: VI, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. 'Ironic tenacity': Frederick Douglass' seizure of the dialectic Sterling Stuckey; 2. From Wheatley to Douglass: the politics of displacement Henry Louis Gates, Jr; 3. Writing freely? Frederick Douglass and the constraints of racialized writing Wilson J. Moses; 4. Faith, doubt, and apostasy: evidence of things unseen in Frederick Douglass' narrative Donald B. Gibson; 5. Franklinian Douglass: the Afro-American as representative man Rafia Zafar; 6. Reading slavery: the anxiety of ethnicity in Douglass' narrative David Van Leer; 7. The punishment of Esther: Frederick Douglass and the construction of the feminine Jenny Franchot; 8. Race, violence, and manhood: the masculine ideal in Frederick Douglass' 'The Heroic Slave' Richard Yarborough; 9. 'We hold these truths to be self-evident': the rhetoric of Frederick Douglass' journalism Shelley Fisher and Carla L. Peterson; 10. The Frederick Douglass-Gerrit Smith friendship and political abolitionism in the 1850s John R. McKivigan; 11. The shadow of slavery: Frederick Douglass, the savage South, and the next generation Wayne Mixon; 12. Frederick Douglass' life and times: progressive rhetoric and the problem of constituency Kenneth W. Warren; 13. Images of Frederick Douglass in the Afro-American mind: the recent Black freedom struggle Waldo E. Martin, Jr.; Selected bibliography; Notes on contributors; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Responsibility: ed. by Eric J. Sundquist.
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