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A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Neil Roberts

Abstract

Literary critics and historians have long studied Frederick Douglass’s impact on American literature and history, yet surprisingly few scholars have analyzed his influence on American political thought. Political theorists have focused on the legacies of W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, but editor Neil Roberts argues that it is impossible to understand their work or Afro-modern and American political thought without understanding Frederick Douglass’s contributions. Douglass was a prolific writer and public speaker, and the contributors to this comprehensive volume examine not only hi ... More

Keywords: Frederick Douglass, Afro-modern political thought, individualism, agency, race, racism, racial pride, liberation, freedom, slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175621
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Roberts, editor
Williams College