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'I was transformed' Frederick Douglass : an American slave in victorian Britain

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'I was transformed' Frederick Douglass : an American slave in victorian Britain
Title
'I was transformed' Frederick Douglass
Title remainder
an American slave in victorian Britain
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Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1845, Frederick Douglass, the young runaway slave catapulted to fame by his incendiary autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, arrived in Liverpool for the start of a near-two-year tour of Britain and Ireland he always called one of the most transformative periods of his life. Laurence Fenton draws on a wide array of sources from both sides of the Atlantic and combines a unique insight into the early years of one of the great figures of the nineteenth-century world with rich profiles of the enormous personalities at the heart of the transatlantic anti-slavery movement. This vivid portrait of life in Victorian Britain is the first to fully explore the <U+2018>liberating sojourn<U+2019> that ended with Douglass gaining his freedom <U+2013> paid for by British supporters <U+2013> before returning to America as a celebrity and icon of international standing. It also follows his later life, through the American Civil War and afterwards. Douglass has been described as <U+2018>the most influential African American of the nineteenth century<U+2019>. He spoke and wrote on behalf of a variety of reform causes: women<U+2019>s rights, temperance, peace, land reform, free public education and the abolition of capital punishment. But he devoted most of his time, immense talent and boundless energy to ending slavery. On April 14, 1876, Douglass would deliver the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington<U+2019>s Lincoln Park
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Fenton, Laurence
Dewey number
973.6/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E449.D75
LC item number
F46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • African American abolitionists
Target audience
adult
Label
'I was transformed' Frederick Douglass : an American slave in victorian Britain
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781445670195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 992451513
  • (OCoLC)992451513
Label
'I was transformed' Frederick Douglass : an American slave in victorian Britain
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781445670195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 992451513
  • (OCoLC)992451513

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