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Frederick Douglass : self-made man

Author: Timothy Sandefur
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass rose to become a preeminent American intellectual and activist who, as a statesman, author, lecturer, and scholar, helped lead the fight against slavery and racial oppression. Unlike many other leading abolitionists, Douglass embraced the U.S. Constitution, believing it to be an essentially anti-slavery document guaranteeing that individual rights belonged to all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sandefur, Timothy.
Frederick Douglass.
Washington, D.C. : CATO INSTITUTE, 2018
(DLC) 2018011230
Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Sandefur
ISBN: 9781944424855 1944424857
OCLC Number: 1004109703
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xvii, 143 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Early years: 1818-1826 --
Baltimore: 1826-1835 --
The escape: 1835-1839 --
Joining the cause: 1839-1845 --
Great Britain and conversion: 1845-1852 --
The war: 1852-1865 --
Reconstruction: 1865-1876 --
The fraud: 1876-1884 --
Abroad: 1884-1895 --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Timothy Sandefur.

Abstract:

Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass rose to become a preeminent American intellectual and activist who, as a statesman, author, lecturer, and scholar, helped lead the fight against slavery and racial oppression. Unlike many other leading abolitionists, Douglass embraced the U.S. Constitution, believing it to be an essentially anti-slavery document guaranteeing that individual rights belonged to all Americans, of all races. Further, in his most popular lecture, "Self-made men," Douglass spoke of people who rise through their own effort and devotion rather than circumstances of privilege. Independence, pride, and personal and economic freedom were to his eyes the natural consequences of the basic principle of equality that lay at the heart of the American dream - a dream of all people, without regard to race, deserved a chance to pursue. This biography takes a fresh look at Douglass's life and inspirational legacy. As detailed in this compact and highly compelling work, Douglass - in some ways a conservative, in other ways a revolutionary - espoused and lived the central idea of his work: we own ourselves and must be free to make ourselves the best people we can be.

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