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Women in the world of Frederick Douglass

Author: Leigh Fought
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2017] © 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In his extensive writings--editorials, speeches, autobiographies--Frederick Douglass revealed little about the private side of his life. His famous autobiographies were very much in the service of presenting and advocating for himself. But Douglass had a very complicated array of relationships with women: white and black, wives and lovers, mistresses-owners, and sisters and daughters. And this great man deeply

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Genre/Form: Biografie
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Fought, Leigh, 1967-.
Women in the world of Frederick Douglass.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
Online-Ausgabe, Updf
Erscheint auch als:
Online-Ausgabe, Epub
Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass; Frederick Douglass
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Fought
ISBN: 9780199782376 0199782377
OCLC Number: 992492490
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history Winner of the Mary Kelley Prize of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
Description: xiv, 401 Seiten : Illustrationen, Porträts, genealogische Tafeln
Contents: "A true mother's heart" --
Anna Murray, Mrs. Frederick Douglass, 1810-1848 --
"The cause of the slave has been peculiarly woman's cause," 1841-1847 --
"The pecuniary burdens," 1847-1853 --
"I wont have her in my house," 1848-1858 --
The Woman's Rights Man and his daughter, 1848-1861 --
Principle and expediency, 1861-1870 --
"Her true worth," 1866-1883 --
Helen Pitts, Mrs. Frederick Douglass, 1837-1890 --
Legacies, 1891-1895 --
Epilogue: Afterlife, 1895-1903.
Responsibility: Leigh Fought.


A biographical study of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass through his relationships with the women in his life that reveals the man from both a political/public and private perspective.  Read more...


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While Fought's approach provides insight into the subtleties of Douglass's beliefs and position, more importantly, it reveals the motivations and beliefs of the women who allied themselves with Read more...

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