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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave, Written by Himself

  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312257378
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 188
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This is a book that should be on the reading list of every course on American history or literature...with its excellent notes, bibliography and appendices, this supersedes other versions available in paperback.' Adam Lively, Times Educational Supplement This new edition of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is the first prepared especially for American history courses. David W. Blight's extensive introduction and the related materials he provides place the Narrative in both its historical and literary contexts. The book also includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a bibliography, questions for consideration, illustrations, and an index. 'David Blight's introduction to the Narrative provides a rich path into Frederick Douglass's own wonderful story'. William S. McFeely, author of Frederick Douglass.

Who Would Have Thought It?

Who Would Have Thought It?

  • Author: Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101145633
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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A major rediscovery—the first novel by a Mexican American Woman María Amparo Ruiz de Burton was the first Mexican American woman to write novels in English and the first nineteenth-century California writer to publish a novel in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War. Her first book, Who Would Have Thought It?, tells the story of Lola, a young, orphaned Mexican girl rescued from Indian captors by one Dr. Norval, who returns with Lola to his New England home. Though the townspeople initially shun the interloper, they become transfixed by Lola once word about the gold accompanying her gets out. Through the riveting personal story of a young girl’s coming-of-age, Who Would Have Thought It? offers a stunning portrayal of the clash of cultures and communities, and a fresh perspective on Civil War America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

An American Slave, Written by Himself

  • Author: David W. Blight
  • Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1319049966
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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In this revised edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, David Blight has tightened and revised the introduction to reflect new insights gained from recent research, particularly on how much Douglass modeled his writing on Biblical rhetoric and stories and the abolitionist's appearance as a character in many works of contemporary fiction. Part Three features selected reviews of Douglass's writings along with his own letters and speeches, with substantial explanatory headnotes to aid students. These documents now include a letter written by Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison upon his arrival in the British Isles in 1845, just after publication of the Narrative, the first of many such public letters through which the author and orator revealed how his autobiography was received as well as how he was himself undergoing a personal transformation. This volume features updated versions of the pedagogical student aids from prior editions, such as the chronology of Frederick Douglass's life, questions for consideration, illustrations, selected bibliography, and index.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism

  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393969665
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 188
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Recounts the life of Frederick Douglass as he recorded it and includes several criticisms of the text.

Autobiographies

Autobiographies

  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • ISBN: 9780940450790
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1126
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A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

The Continuation of Metacinema

  • Author: Oliver C. Speck
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1623567807
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 328
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Django Unchained is certainly Quentin Tarantino's most commercially-successful film and is arguably also his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery in the film, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated, has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself. Moreover, Django Unchained has become a popular culture phenomenon, with t-shirts, highly contentious action figures, posters, and strong DVD/BluRay sales. The topic (slavery and revenge), the setting (a few years before the Civil War), the intentionally provocative generic roots (Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation) and the many intertexts and references (to German and French culture) demand a thorough examination. Befitting such a complex film, the essays collected here represent a diverse group of scholars who examine Django Unchained from many perspectives.

Atlantic Families

Atlantic Families

Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

  • Author: Sarah M. S. Pearsall
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199532990
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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The growth of the Atlantic world led to the separation of many families. Sarah Pearsall explores their lives and letters, revealing the sometimes shocking stories of those divided by sea, and argues that it was these transatlantic bonds-much more than the American Revolution-that reshaped contemporary ideals about marriage and the family.

Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana

Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana

  • Author: P. Phillips
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137428686
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana critically examines selected works of writers, from the sixth century to the twenty-first century, who were imprisoned for their beliefs. Chapters explore figures' lives, provide close analyses of their works, and offer contextualization of their prison writings.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

  • Author: Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199764352
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1550
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.

An invincible summer

An invincible summer

female diasporean authors

  • Author: Tommie Lee Jackson
  • Publisher: Africa World Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 218
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The female authors surveyed in this study - Mariama Ba, Simone Schwartz-Bart, Buchi Emecheta, Beryl Gilroy, Zora Neale Hurston, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker - are all linked both by their collective use of the trope of abandonment in their literature, symbolic of the Diasporic condition of black people, and by their existentialist depiction of characters who, in contrast with the bad faith of others before the void, are endowed with that "special grace" in the face of futile suffering.

Annual Report

Annual Report

  • Author: American Historical Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The Bedford glossary of critical and literary terms

The Bedford glossary of critical and literary terms

  • Author: Ross C. Murfin,Supryia M. Ray
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 593
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Summary: Defines over 850 important literary and critical terms from classical times onwards. This book features contemporary examples, including references to movies, TV shows, and bestselling books, and includes visual examples.

Perspectives

Perspectives

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civil rights
  • Page: N.A
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Rending the Veil

Rending the Veil

A Critical Look at the Ontology & Conservation of "race"

  • Author: Ronald Robles Sundstrom
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Identity (Psychology)
  • Page: 486
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David Ruggles

David Ruggles

A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City

  • Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807895795
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 280
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David Ruggles (1810-1849) was one of the most heroic--and has been one of the most often overlooked--figures of the early abolitionist movement in America. Graham Russell Gao Hodges provides the first biography of this African American activist, writer, publisher, and hydrotherapist who secured liberty for more than six hundred former bond people, the most famous of whom was Frederick Douglass. A forceful, courageous voice for black freedom, Ruggles mentored Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and William Cooper Nell in the skills of antislavery activism. As a founder of the New York Committee of Vigilance, he advocated a "practical abolitionism" that included civil disobedience and self-defense in order to preserve the rights of self-emancipated enslaved people and to protect free blacks from kidnappers who would sell them into slavery in the South. Hodges's narrative places Ruggles in the fractious politics and society of New York, where he moved among the highest ranks of state leaders and spoke up for common black New Yorkers. His work on the Committee of Vigilance inspired many upstate New York and New England whites, who allied with him to form a network that became the Underground Railroad. Hodges's portrait of David Ruggles establishes the abolitionist as an essential link between disparate groups--male and female, black and white, clerical and secular, elite and rank-and-file--recasting the history of antebellum abolitionism as a more integrated and cohesive movement than is often portrayed.

Onkel Tom`s Hütte

Onkel Tom`s Hütte

  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736833466
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 195
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Dieses Buch ist eine flammende Anklage gegen den Rassismus, wo immer er einem begegnet. Die Autorin schreibt dieses Plädoyer für ein freies Amerika im Jahre 1852. Die Sklaverei ist im Süden der USA integraler Bestandteil des Wirtschaftswesens. Die Schrift war wichtige Unterstützung für die Verfechter einer von Sklaverei befreiten Welt im Sezessionskrieg, der letztendlich zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei führte.