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Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World
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Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World

Fionnghuala Sweeney

Abstract

This book takes as its subject the effect of extraterritorial sites – Ireland, Haiti, Egypt – on Frederick Douglass's writing, self-construction, national, class and racial identity, and status as a representative US American man. Douglass, the most prolific African American writer of the nineteenth century, embarked, after his escape from slavery in 1838, on a public career that would span the century and three continents. The narrative of his life in slavery remains a seminal work in the literary and historical canons of the United States, and has recently been included in the corpus of the ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Haiti, Egypt, national identity, class identity, racial identity, slavery, public career, socio-political reform, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310782
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313141

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fionnghuala Sweeney, author