The political thought of Frederick Douglass : in pursuit of American liberty / Nicholas Buccola.

"Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, and author. In The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass, Nicholas Buccola provides an import...

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Main Author: Buccola, Nicholas (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York ; London : New York University Press, ©2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • The facts and the philosophy : Frederick Douglass as political thinker
  • "Every man is himself and belongs to himself" : slavery and self-ownership as the
  • Foundations of Douglass's liberalism
  • From slavery to liberty and equality : Douglass's liberal democratic politics
  • "Each for all and all for each" : Douglass's case for mutual responsibility
  • "Friends of freedom" : reformers, self-made men, and the moral ecology of freedom
  • "Man is neither wood nor stone" : top-down moral education in Douglass's liberalism
  • Conclusion : Frederick Douglass in the American mind.