Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

Paperback - 2017
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This volume compiles original source material that illustrates the complex relationship between Frederick Douglass and the city of Brooklyn. Most prominent are the speeches the abolitionist gave at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Plymouth Church, and other leading Brooklyn institutions. Whether discussing the politics of the Civil War or recounting his relationships with Abraham Lincoln and John Brown, Douglass' powerful voice sounds anything but dated. An introductory essay examines the intricate ties between Douglass and Brooklyn abolitionists, while brief chapter introductions and annotations fill in the historical context.
Published: [New York, N.Y.] :, Akashic Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9781617754852
Branch Call Number: 973.8092 DOU
Characteristics: 222 pages ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Hamm, Theodore 1966-- Editor


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Jan 30, 2019

I try to read anything that Douglass has written or texts of speeches he has given and this book is fantastic! Douglass at his best, with a lot of Brooklyn history as well. This is an imprint of Akashic, a truly unique publisher. All fans of Douglass should read this. It is so well put together, the source and footnotes help to really paint a full picture of the world Douglass was living in and the challenges he faced every time he was invited to speak somewhere. A must read!


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