Frederick Douglass

Coloring Book - Frederick Douglass

Coloring Book - Frederick Douglass

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Thirty realistic images to color portray the life of the great orator, author, and statesman, from his birth in a slave cabin to his appointment as U.S. Minister to Haiti. Informative captions accompany illustrations depicting Douglass's escape from slavery, his abolitionist activities, agitation for emancipation and voting rights for blacks, and other achievements. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 30 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.8". Weighs 4.3 oz.
Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities

Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities

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Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice. Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will: - form a debating club - create asailor's tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape - make a Civil War haversack - participate in a microlending program Ages 9+. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 145 pages. Measures 11" x 8" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb. 2.8 oz. 
Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War

Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War

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A former slave, self-taught writer, editor, and public servant, Frederick Douglass was also among the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement. Recognized as one of the first great African-American speakers in the United States, Douglass was an advisor to President Lincoln during the Civil War and fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other civil liberties for blacks.This book includes representative selections from the speeches and writings of this great statesman, with topics focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, suffrage for African-Americans, reconstruction in the South, and other vital issues. A powerful voice for human rights throughout much of the 19th century, Douglass remains highly respected today for his fight against racial injustice. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 69 pages. Measures 5" x 8"x0.4". Weighs 2.5 oz. 
Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

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Author, abolitionist, political activist, and philosopher, Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades of struggle leading up to the Civil War and the Reconstruction era. This inexpensive compilation of his speeches adds vital detail to the portrait of a great historical figure. Featured addresses include "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" which was delivered on July 5, 1852, more than ten years before the Emancipation Proclamation. "Had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would, today, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke," Douglass assured his listeners, "For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake." Other eloquent and dramatic orations include "Self-Made Men," first delivered in 1859, which defines the principles behind individual success, and "The Church and Prejudice," delivered at the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery Society in 1841. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 152 Pages. Measures 8"x5"x0.5" . Weighs 4.3 oz
Picturing Frederick Douglass

Picturing Frederick Douglass

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Commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass's birthday and featuring images discovered since its original publication in 2015, this "tour de force" (Library Journal, starred review) reintroduced Frederick Douglass to a twenty-first-century audience. From these pages--which include over 160 photographs of Douglass, as well as his previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics--we learn that neither Custer nor Twain, nor even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century. Indeed, it was Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave-turned-abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer, who is canonized here as a leading pioneer in photography and a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just an emerging art form. Featuring: Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent) 160 separate photographs of Douglass—many of which have never been publicly seen and were long lost to history A collection of contemporaneous artwork that shows how powerful Douglass's photographic legacy remains today, over a century after his death All Douglass's previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics Author: John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, & Celeste-Marie Berner. Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation. Paperback, 281 pages. Measures 9" x 12"x0.6". Weighs 2 lb. 15.5 oz.