Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Love across color lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass

Author: Maria Diedrich
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this nuanced, sympathetic interpretation of two extraordinary lives, Maria Diedrich acquaints us with an important and little-known relationship. Ottilie Assing, an intrepid German journalist, met and interviewed Frederick Douglass in 1856, and it was an encounter that transformed the lives of both. Diedrich reveals in fascinating detail their intimate twenty-eight-year relationship, their shared intellectual and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Ottilie Assing; Ottilie Assing; Frederick Douglass; Ottilia Assing; Frederick Douglass
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Diedrich
ISBN: 0809066866 9780809066865
OCLC Number: 45759642
Description: 480 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A mount calvary of joy: Ottilie Assings' childhood an youth --
If only I were a bird: vagrant years --
Pilgrim-fool: American beginnings --
Irresistible attractiveness and distinction: appropriating Frederick Douglass --
The I and the other: Ottilie Assing and the Douglasses --
Of Emerald Islands and Magic Gardens: the Antebellum years --
The iron arm of the black man: the Civil War years --
A delightful time, admirably spent: the Reconstruction years --
La donna è mobile? Years of suspense --
Hagar's shadow: separation and suicide --
Concluding remarks: aequanimitas --
Notes --
Bibliography --Illustration credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass
Responsibility: Maria Diedrich.

Abstract:

In this nuanced, sympathetic interpretation of two extraordinary lives, Maria Diedrich acquaints us with an important and little-known relationship. Ottilie Assing, an intrepid German journalist, met and interviewed Frederick Douglass in 1856, and it was an encounter that transformed the lives of both. Diedrich reveals in fascinating detail their intimate twenty-eight-year relationship, their shared intellectual and cultural interests, and their work together on Douglass's abolitionist writings. Love Across Color Lines is a profound meditation on nineteenth-century racial, class, and national boundaries, and offers new insights into the career of a preeminent American leader.

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