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"No one working on Douglass should leave home without a copy of this book."—from the foreword by David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of FreedomDrawing on previously untapped sources, Young Frederick Douglass recreates with fidelity and in convincing detail the background and early life of the man who was to become “the gadfly of America’s conscience” and the undisputed spokesman for nineteenth-century black Americans.With a new foreword by renowned Douglass scholar David W. Blight, Dickson J. Preston’s highly regarded biography traces the life and times of Frederick Douglass from his birth on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1818 until 1838, when he escaped from slavery to emerge upon the national scene. Astounding his white contemporaries with his oratorical brilliance and intellectual capabilities, Douglass dared to challenge the doctrine of white supremacy on its own grounds. At the time of Douglass’s death in 1895, one eulogist wrote that he was probably the best-known American throughout the world since Abraham Lincoln.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. by David W. Blight
  3. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Part I: A Boy Named Frederick
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. The Bailey Heritage
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. 2. Father Image: Aaron Anthony
  2. pp. 25-35
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  1. 3. Frederick’s Birth
  2. pp. 36-46
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  1. 4. The Colonel and the Slave Boy
  2. pp. 47-76
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  1. 5. Rule by Terror
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. 6. Fells Point
  2. pp. 95-120
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  1. 7. Teen-Age Rebel
  2. pp. 121-139
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  1. 8. Rebirth
  2. pp. 140-162
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  1. 9. Preparation for Freedom
  2. pp. 163-180
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  1. Part II: The Exile’s Return
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. 10. Postwar Reunions
  2. pp. 183-206
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  1. 11. Homecoming to Talbot
  2. pp. 207-228
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  1. Appendix A. A Douglass Chronology
  2. pp. 229-234
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  1. Appendix B. Genealogy of Frederick Douglass
  2. pp. 235-238
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  1. A Note on Sources
  2. pp. 239-242
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 243-270
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9781421426006
Related ISBN(s)
9781421425948
MARC Record
OCLC
1039531562
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-11
Language
English
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No

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