Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom
ISBN: 1416590323
EAN13: 9781416590323
Language: English
Pages: 912
Dimensions: 1.8" H x 9.25" L x 6.12" W
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**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Smithsonian Magazine.​

Extraordinary.a great American biography (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he Read More chevron_right

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   this is an important book to have in one's library
I wanted to read this book in my library, but I haven 't yet had a chance to have it. Though I haven 't read this book yet, I gave it 5 stars because I trust the author, Yale professor David W. Blight.
   A bit tedious
A bit difficult at times and not as readable as I expected a Pulitzer Prize winner to be, but still excellent.
   Not finished yet, but good reading so far....
I have always admired Frederick Douglas, and look forward to completing this Pulitzer Prize winner's biography.
   Great Book
A historical biography of a well known African American figure. The author's historical ethics shines through in every page. Pulitzer deservedly deserved its fair share of honor on the Pulitzer.
   Best biography of Frederick Douglass.
This book was truly inspirational. David is very well written by. I can recommend this book highly ''.
   A biography not to be missed.
A great book about a controversial but prophetic man and a primer on the history of white supremacy in this country and its relevance to the current actions of our political leaders, who are more often concerned with process and policy, sacrificing a life of principle.
   One of the great American life stories
I just finished this book and can 't get it out of my head. David Blight lived a truly extraordinary life and Douglass gives us the rich texture of that life in vivid colors. He shows Douglass as a human being his courage and drive. His philosophy and strategy he shares. His complex relations with family and colleagues reflect his thoughtfulness. In this work, Frederick Douglass gets the biographer he deserves rightly.
   Great Bio of Major Figure
This is a very important biography of the most important African American activist before, during and after the Civil War. The reader can see the whole period through Douglass'roles.
   The Master Speaks
Douglass is a preeminent scholar on life and times! Blight threads together a narrative that is both accessible to one who may know very little about the man or the period while at the same time diving into key areas where the documents allow the student of FD to speculate. It is a biography and not a Text Book, as some seem to believe. Do you see Douglass? Have you read Blight? A fast book, as the nation can never seem to put the issue of race in the rear view mirror for long. This book is so good that I matched it with the Audible version, which is narrated masterfully.
   Reads like a novel
Douglass's incredible story is well told and told in general fairly well. I would have given it 55 stars, except that the author's leftist political agenda shines through every now and then. Blight seems desperate to keep the Republican Party from claiming Douglass in spite of the fact that Douglass was an ardent Republican. An excellent read, otherwise.