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Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass
Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass
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Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, James Daley
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Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, James Daley
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Author, abolitionist, political activist, and philosopher, Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades of struggle leading up to the Civil War and the Reconstruction era. This inexpensive compilation of his speeches adds vital detail to the portrait of a great historical figure.
Featured addresses include `What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?` which was delivered on July 5, 1852, more than ten years before the Emancipation Proclamation. `Had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would, today, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke,` Douglass assured his listeners, `For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.` Other eloquent and dramatic orations include `Self-Made Men,` first delivered in 1859, which defines the principles behind individual success, and `The Church and Prejudice,` delivered at the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery Society in 1841.

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Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
2013
ISBN
9780486288956
Topic
History
Subtopic
North American History

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