By Fionnghuala Sweeney

The occasions of Frederick Douglass’s adolescence are popular because of his recognized autobiography, but his remarkable tale persevered for an additional fifty years past the struggles stated within the Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. one of many unexamined points of this lifestyles is Douglass’s travels in the course of the Atlantic international. long tours to different nations together with Egypt, Haiti, and especially eire, had a profound influence on Douglass’s writing in addition to his realizing of the way identification is built alongside nationwide, type, and racial lines.
          Fionnghuala Sweeney finds that after overseas Douglass skilled completely new responses to his prestige as a black guy, a champion of the oppressed, and, such a lot tellingly, as an American. furthermore, Sweeney examines how his presence in those international locations had an enduring impression at the those who attended his speeches. Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World bargains an incredibly clean method of a well-recognized determine and may entice students operating within the fields of heritage, literature, and cultural studies—or someone engaged with the results of the us as empire.

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