Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn
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[New York, N.Y.] : Akashic Books, [2017].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
322.44 DOUGL
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Book
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222 pages ; 18 cm
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English
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9781617754852, 1617754854

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"This collection of Douglasss speeches in Brooklyn displays the power of the former slaves oratory before, during, and after the Civil War. Editor Hamm, a professor of media studies, places a selection of carefully reconstructed speeches in this slim volume, and gives useful context on how they were locally received. A concise introduction provides detail about 19th-century Brooklyn and its conflicted legacy of racial prejudice and abolitionism. When Douglasss own words are reproduced, his talent as a writer and the sheer monstrousness of slavery are both driven home.".,--Publishers Weekly
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Douglass, F., & Hamm, T. (2017). Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn. [New York, N.Y.]: Akashic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 and Theodore Hamm. 2017. Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn. [New York, N.Y.]: Akashic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 and Theodore Hamm, Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn. [New York, N.Y.]: Akashic Books, 2017.

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Douglass, Frederick, and Theodore Hamm. Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn. [New York, N.Y.]: Akashic Books, 2017. Print.

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