The Portable Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992263

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 1331

A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever. Edited by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize–nominated historian John Stauffer, The Portable Frederick Douglass includes the full range of Douglass’s works: the complete Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as extracts from My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass; The Heroic Slave, one of the first works of African American fiction; the brilliant speeches that launched his political career and that constitute the greatest oratory of the Civil War era; and his journalism, which ranges from cultural and political critique (including his early support for women’s equality) to law, history, philosophy, literature, art, and international affairs, including a never-before-published essay on Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The Portable Frederick Douglass is the latest addition in a series of African American classics curated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. First published in 2008, the series reflects a selection of great works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by African and African American authors introduced and annotated by leading scholars and acclaimed writers in new or updated editions for Penguin Classics. In his series essay, “What Is an African American Classic?” Gates provides a broader view of the canon of classics of African American literature available from Penguin Classics and beyond. Gates writes, “These texts reveal the human universal through the African American particular: all true art, all classics do this; this is what ‘art’ is, a revelation of that which makes each of us sublimely human, rendered in the minute details of the actions and thoughts and feelings of a compelling character embedded in a time and place.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460406222

Category: Abolitionists

Page: 300

View: 7068

Published in the bicentenary year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and in a Black Lives Matter era, this edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass presents new research into his life as an activist and an author. A revolutionary reformer who traveled in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales as well as the US, Douglass published many foreign-language editions of his Narrative. While there have been many Douglasses over the decades and even centuries, the Frederick Douglass we need now is no iconic, mythic, or legendary self-made man but a fallible, mortal, and human individual: a husband, father, brother, and son. His rallying cry inspires today’s activism: “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” Recognizing that Douglass was bought and sold on the northern abolitionist podium no less than on the southern auction block, this edition introduces readers to Douglass’s multiple declarations of independence. The Narrative appears alongside his private correspondence as well as the early speeches and writings in which he did justice to the “grim horrors of slavery.” This volume also traces Douglass’s activism and authorship in the context of the reformist work of his wife, Anna Murray, and of his daughters and sons.


die Revolution im Netz

Author: Don Tapscott,Anthony D. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423345644

Category: Unternehmen - Netzwerkmanagement - Onlinegemeinde

Page: 324

View: 3790


Das kleine Buch der großen Liebe

Author: Jacob Needleman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105617922

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 3299

»Welche Bedeutung unser Leben auch haben mag, es wäre sinnlos ohne die Liebe.« Wir glauben zu wissen, was Liebe ist. Doch: Wissen wir es wirklich? Warum streiten wir? Worauf können wir vertrauen? Das kleine Buch der großen Liebe erklärt uns, was wir wirklich voneinander wollen und bringt uns so dem großen Glück ein Stück näher. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Life of Frederick Douglass

A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom

Author: David F. Walker

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581456

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 4571

A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Recently returned to the cultural spotlight, Frederick Douglass's impact on American history is felt even in today's current events. Comic book writer and filmmaker David F. Walker joins with the art team of Damon Smyth and Marissa Louise to bring the long, exciting, and influential life of Douglass to life in comic book form. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass's image and influence), and the Civil War. Told from Douglass's point of view and based on his own writings, The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.

Flucht aus der Sklaverei

Author: Francis Bok

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404615407

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 4664

Er ist erst sieben Jahre alt, er ist stolz, auf den Markt zu gehen und Eier zu verkaufen. Er weiß nicht, dass dies der letzte Tag seines bisherigen Lebens ist. Dass er seine Familie nie wiedersehen wird. Dass er von gewissenlosen Banditen entführt wird, die ihn an eine arabische Familie verkaufen. Dass er fortan deren Sklave sein wird ...

Mein Jahr als Mann

Author: Norah Vincent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426779989


Page: 383

View: 7163


I Don't Hate the South

Reflections on Faulkner, Family, and the South

Author: Houston A. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195326555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 7862

I Don't Hate The South takes its title from the famous declaration by Faulkner's character Quentin Compson in the novel Absalom, Absalom!. The book traces Baker's own ambivalent relationship to the South and its various protocols of family and black expressive cultural independence through a memoiristic recounting of the author's various academic posts, family dramas, travels, and engagements with that most famous of southern authors, William Faulkner as well as the black expressive "experimentalists" Percival Everett and Ralph Ellison. I Don't Hate The South's central claim is that the South is a laboratory, metaphor, and proving ground for American polity as a whole. W. E. B. Du Bois noted: "As the South goes, so goes the nation!" Houston Baker sets out to show the present-day wisdom of Du Bois's observation in a post-Hurricane Katrina moment of national family crisis. With incisive wit, scrupulous literary and cultural analysis, and vivid portraits of members of his own family, the author provides captivating reading and an object lesson on the United States' regional and national interdependence.



Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458749918

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 2334

Frühlingsanfang in Moskau, 1913. Nelly Reid, treusorgende Ehefrau und liebevolle Mutter dreier Kinder, verlässt ihren Mann Frank völlig unerwartet und kehrt nach England zurück, die Kinder bleiben bei ihrem Vater. Der sieht sich vor ungewohnte Herausforderungen gestellt: Er muss sich nicht nur um seine Firma kümmern, sondern auch um den Haushalt und den Nachwuchs ... Da tritt Lisa Iwanowna in Franks Leben, eine junge, gut aussehende Frau vom Lande. Aber ist sie wirklich so naiv, wie sie scheint? Und welche Rolle spielt Franks Buchhalter, Selwyn Crane, der sich so offensichtlich bemüht, die beiden zusammenzubringen? »Penelope Fitzgeralds Bücher bieten ein Lesevergnügen der besonderen Art: Ganz unaufgeregt, nachdenklich und wehmütig zeigen sie eine einfache Wahrheit: Das Alltägliche, das Allzumenschliche entwickelt oft famosen Witz.« Der Spiegel

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621481

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 8016

"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Der Wanderer und sein Schatten

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849616347


Page: 146

View: 9149

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Nietzsches zweiter und letzter Nachtrag zu seinem "Buch für freie Geister" gehört zu seinen wichtigsten Werken.

Pinguine frieren nicht

Author: Andrej Kurkow

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603207

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 521

Viktor und der Pinguin Mischa, die beiden Helden von ›Picknick auf dem Eis‹, sehen sich nach einer turbulenten Suche wieder. Doch bis die beiden ihr Glück finden, wird noch einiges passieren ...

The Portable Theater

American Literature & the Nineteenth-century Stage

Author: Alan Louis Ackerman

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 8352

In The Portable Theater, Alan Ackerman investigates the crucial importance of theater in the works of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry James. Whether as drama critics, playwrights, amateur actors, or simply as avid theater goers, each of these authors thought deeply about the theater and represented it in literature.


Die Graphic-Novel

Author: Corinne Maier,Anne Simon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868735109


Page: 54

View: 3942