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Young Frederick Douglass : The Maryland Years - Dickson J. Preston

Young Frederick Douglass

The Maryland Years

Paperback Published: 1st March 1985
ISBN: 9780801827396
Number Of Pages: 262
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Drawing 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. This 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. 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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Provides an enormous amount of new information and thorough documentation. * New York Times Book Review * Biography at its best, bolstered by impressive bits of historical detective work. * American Historical Review * Describing from local documents the setting and society in which the runaway rebel grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in Baltimore, Preston presents Douglass's family roots and the persons around him from his birth in 1818 until his escape in 1838. Throughout he shows what lay behind the spectacular rise of the slave boy into a free and world-famous man. * Library Journal * A model of historiographic detective work, this engaging study reveals some things about Douglass's background that he did not know himself. -- George M. Fredrickson * New York Review of Books *

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
A Boy Named Frederickp. 1
The Bailey Heritagep. 3
Father Image: Aaron Anthonyp. 22
Frederick's Birthp. 31
The Colonel and the Slave Boyp. 41
Rule by Terrorp. 67
Fells Pointp. 83
Teen-Age Rebelp. 105
Rebirthp. 122
Preparation for Freedomp. 142
The Exile's Returnp. 157
Postwar Reunionsp. 159
Homecoming to Talbotp. 180
A Douglass Chronologyp. 199
Genealogy of Frederick Douglassp. 205
A Note on Sourcesp. 209
Notesp. 213
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780801827396
ISBN-10: 0801827396
Series: Maryland Paperback Bookshelf
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 1st March 1985
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36

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