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A political companion to Frederick Douglass, edited by Neil Roberts

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A political companion to Frederick Douglass
Title
A political companion to Frederick Douglass
Statement of responsibility
edited by Neil Roberts
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frederick Douglass (1818--1895) was a prolific writer and public speaker whose impact on American literature and history has been long studied by historians and literary critics. Yet as political theorists have focused on the legacies of such notables as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, Douglass's profound influence on Afro-modern and American political thought has often been undervalued. In an effort to fill this gap in the scholarship on Douglass, editor Neil Roberts and an exciting group of established and rising scholars examine the author's autobiographies, essays, speeches, and novella. Together, they illuminate his genius for analyzing and articulating core American ideals such as independence, liberation, individualism, and freedom, particularly in the context of slavery. The contributors explore Douglass's understanding of the self-made American and the way in which he expanded the notion of individual potential by arguing that citizens had a responsibility to improve not only their own situations but also those of their communities. A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass also considers the idea of agency, investigating Douglass's passionate insistence that every person in a democracy, even a slave, possesses an innate ability to act. Various essays illuminate Douglass's complex racial politics, deconstructing what seems at first to be his surprising aversion to racial pride, and others explore and critique concepts of masculinity, gender, and judgment in his oeuvre. The volume concludes with a discussion of Douglass's contributions to pre-- and post--Civil War jurisprudence
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roberts, Neil
Series statement
Political companions to great American authors
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • African American abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African American abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political and social views
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Politik
Label
A political companion to Frederick Douglass, edited by Neil Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: political thought in the shadow of Douglass / Neil Roberts -- Slavery, freedom, agency. Masters, mistresses, slaves, and the antinomies of modernity / Paul Gilroy -- The fight with Covey / Bernard R. Boxill -- Frederick Douglass's master-slave dialectic / Margaret Kohn -- Lectures on liberation / Angela Y. Davis -- Douglass's declarations of independence and practices of politics / Robert Gooding-Williams -- Judgment, intersectionality, human nature. Douglass and political judgment: the post-Reconstruction years / Jack Turner -- Black masculinity achieves nothing without restorative care: an intersectional rearticulation of Frederick Douglass / Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro -- "The human heart is a seat of constant war": Frederick Douglass on human nature / Nicholas Buccola -- Seed-time and harvest-time: natural law and rational hopefulness in Frederick Douglass's life and times / Peter C. Myers -- The affect of God's law / Vincent Lloyd -- Law-breaker: Frederick Douglass and the rule of law / Anne Norton -- Rhetoric, citizenship, democracy. Frederick Douglass / Herbert J. Storing -- Staging dissensus: Frederick Douglass and "We the people" / Jason Frank -- "A blending of opposite qualities": Frederick Douglass and the demands of democratic citizenship / Nick Bromell
Control code
on1040592855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (452 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813175645
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv22tqzj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040592855
Label
A political companion to Frederick Douglass, edited by Neil Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: political thought in the shadow of Douglass / Neil Roberts -- Slavery, freedom, agency. Masters, mistresses, slaves, and the antinomies of modernity / Paul Gilroy -- The fight with Covey / Bernard R. Boxill -- Frederick Douglass's master-slave dialectic / Margaret Kohn -- Lectures on liberation / Angela Y. Davis -- Douglass's declarations of independence and practices of politics / Robert Gooding-Williams -- Judgment, intersectionality, human nature. Douglass and political judgment: the post-Reconstruction years / Jack Turner -- Black masculinity achieves nothing without restorative care: an intersectional rearticulation of Frederick Douglass / Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro -- "The human heart is a seat of constant war": Frederick Douglass on human nature / Nicholas Buccola -- Seed-time and harvest-time: natural law and rational hopefulness in Frederick Douglass's life and times / Peter C. Myers -- The affect of God's law / Vincent Lloyd -- Law-breaker: Frederick Douglass and the rule of law / Anne Norton -- Rhetoric, citizenship, democracy. Frederick Douglass / Herbert J. Storing -- Staging dissensus: Frederick Douglass and "We the people" / Jason Frank -- "A blending of opposite qualities": Frederick Douglass and the demands of democratic citizenship / Nick Bromell
Control code
on1040592855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (452 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813175645
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv22tqzj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040592855

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