Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was born a slave and lived to become abest-selling author and a leading figure of the abolitionistmovement. A powerful orator and writer, Douglass provided a uniquevoice advocating human rights and freedom across the nineteenthcentury, and remains an important figure in the fight againstracial injustice. This Companion, designed for students of Americanhistory and literature, includes essays from prominent scholarsworking in a range of disciplines. Key topics in Douglass studies -his abolitionist work, oratory, and autobiographical writings – arecovered in depth, and new perspectives on religion, jurisprudence,the Civil War, romanticism, sentimentality, the Black press, andtransatlanticism are offered. Accessible in style, and representingnew approaches in literary and African-American studies, this bookis both a lucid introduction and a contribution to existingscholarship.