By Fionnghuala Sweeney
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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