The Resource The Lives of Frederick Douglass, Robert S. Levine

The Lives of Frederick Douglass, Robert S. Levine

Label
The Lives of Frederick Douglass
Title
The Lives of Frederick Douglass
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Levine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Frederick Douglass's fluid, changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in the many conflicting accounts he gave of key events and relationships during his journey from slavery to freedom. Nevertheless, when these differing self-presentations are put side by side and consideration is given individually to their rhetorical strategies and historical moment, what emerges is a fascinating collage of Robert S. Levine's elusive subject. The Lives of Frederick Douglass is revisionist biography at its best, offering new perspectives on Douglass the social reformer, orator, and writer. Out of print for a hundred years when it was reissued in 1960, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) has since become part of the canon of American literature and the primary lens through which scholars see Douglass's life and work. Levine argues that the disproportionate attention paid to the Narrative has distorted Douglass's larger autobiographical project. The Lives of Frederick Douglass focuses on a wide range of writings from the 1840s to the 1890s, particularly the neglected Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881, 1892), revised and expanded only three years before Douglass's death. Levine provides fresh insights into Douglass's relationships with John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, and his former slave master Thomas Auld, and highlights Douglass's evolving positions on race, violence, and nation. Levine's portrait reveals that Douglass could be every bit as pragmatic as Lincoln--of whom he was sometimes fiercely critical--when it came to promoting his own work and goals." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Robert S.
Dewey number
  • 973.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E449.D75
LC item number
L48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • African American abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
Label
The Lives of Frederick Douglass, Robert S. Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: lives after the narrative -- The Massachusetts anti-slavery society narrative -- Taking back the narrative: the Dublin editions -- Heroic slaves: Madison Washington and my bondage and my freedom -- Tales of Abraham Lincoln (and John Brown) -- Thomas Auld and the reunion narrative -- Epilogue: posthumous Douglass
Control code
ocn912140528
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780674055810
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015016183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912140528
Label
The Lives of Frederick Douglass, Robert S. Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: lives after the narrative -- The Massachusetts anti-slavery society narrative -- Taking back the narrative: the Dublin editions -- Heroic slaves: Madison Washington and my bondage and my freedom -- Tales of Abraham Lincoln (and John Brown) -- Thomas Auld and the reunion narrative -- Epilogue: posthumous Douglass
Control code
ocn912140528
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780674055810
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015016183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912140528

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