Frederick Douglass (Paperback)

Frederick Douglass By William S. McFeely, Ph.D. Cover Image

Frederick Douglass (Paperback)


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“A masterpiece….[W]ill rightfully assume its place as the standard biography of a truly great figure in the nation’s past.” —New York Newsday

Former slave, orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America, Frederick Douglass was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature. In this masterful and compelling biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass—his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeat and transcendent courage—and recreates the high drama of a turbulent era.
William S. McFeely is Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen; Grant: A Biography, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Parkman Prize; Frederick Douglass, which received the Lincoln Prize; Sapelo’s People: A Long Walk into Freedom; and Proximity to Death.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393313765
ISBN-10: 039331376X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 1995
Pages: 504
Language: English