The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics
W. W. Norton & Company, 2011 M02 7 - 352 páginas
"A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing.”—Jean Baker“My husband considered you a dear friend,” Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to Frederick Douglass in the weeks after Lincoln’s assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, the cautious politician and the fiery reformer, the President and the most famous black man in America—their lives traced different paths that finally met in the bloody landscape of secession, Civil War, and emancipation. Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the White House signaled a profound shift in the direction of the Civil War, and in the fate of the United States. James Oakes has written a masterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures to life and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.
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The Garrisonian Detour When I escaped from slavery, and was introduced to the
Garrisonians, I adopted very many of their opinions, and defended them just as
long as I deemed them true. I was young, had read but little, and naturally took ...
took the platform and turned the heat up even further. The Garrisonians invited
Douglass to join their movement and he quickly agreed. He quit his job and took
to the road, preaching against slavery the Garrisonian way.There were other
As a faithful Garrisonian Douglass instead worked to promote a moral revolution
by persuading listeners and readers that slavery was hateful.As part of that effort
he would publish his own autobiography. Douglass wrote his Narrative of the ...
Of course, appealing to voters meant politics,and to a faithful Garrisonian, politics
was a degraded enterprise beneath the dignity of a great moral movement. But
precisely how faithful a Garrisonian was Douglass? There were some signs,early
... a child,suggesting that he could not have remained a Garrisonian forever.
Ironically,the thing that set in motion the events that led to Douglass's
estrangement from his father figure was the publication of his most thoroughly
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Actually quite good, if a bit repetitive and in some place contradictory. Oakes clearly lays out Lincoln's longstanding opposition to slavery, as opposed to his abolition-by-convenience reputation ... Leer comentario completo
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Mr Oakes concludes this book with denial of writing a "dual biography." Despite this claim, the insight he provides with investigation of each man's words, Mr Oakes paints two near biographical ... Leer comentario completo
I Have Always Hated Slavery
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