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Douglass’s Declarations of Independence and Practices of Politics

Robert Gooding-Williams

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter takes Frederick Douglass’s work My Bondage and My Freedom and brings it into conversation with W. E. B. Du Bois’s essay collection The Souls of Black Folk. This comparison is intended to ... More


The Black Market: Property, Freedom, and Fugitivity in Antebellum Life

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers varied forms of political life made possible through the framework of theft. Recognizing that the hemispheric slave trade is a piratical act in the context of the novel, these ... More


Bestiality Revisited: The Primal Scene of Biopower

Frederick Douglass

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the way nineteenth-century statesman Frederick Douglass's reflected on animals as a means to explain and disrupt the relationship between racial stereotypes and “the animal ... More


Black Masculinity Achieves Nothing without Restorative Care: An Intersectional Rearticulation of Frederick Douglass

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing upon My Bondage and My Freedom and Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, this chapter explores Douglass’s efforts to build a community with his black male peers during slavery and ... More


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