Frederick Douglass

Standard Name: Douglass, Frederick


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Education Mary Ann Shadd Cary
She attended night classes so that she could continue teaching during the day to support herself and her children. In 1871, at the end of her two-year programme, she ended her studies but did not...
Friends, Associates Mary Howitt
Visitors who stayed with the Howitts at The Elms included Hans Christian Andersen , Tennyson , Elizabeth Gaskell , and Eliza Meteyard , who wrote as Silver Pen. Their circle also included Charles Dickens
Friends, Associates Harriet Jacobs
HJ 's friendships with white people have left traces behind them; her friendships with black people have not. When she arrived in Rochester in 1849, HJ stayed briefly with Amy Post , a white Quaker...
Friends, Associates Sojourner Truth
ST 's vocation brought her into contact with many eminent people, from Abraham Lincoln downwards. She shared a platform with Frederick Douglass on a famous occasion when she challenged his faith by demanding whether God...
Friends, Associates Mary Carpenter
In BostonMC met Julia Ward Howe and Lucretia Mott . At Howard College she was introduced by Frederick Douglass , an old friend.
Carpenter, J. Estlin. The Life and Work of Mary Carpenter. MacMillan and Co.
330-1, 323
Friends, Associates Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Mary Ann Shadd developed a friendly relationship with Frances E. W. Harper , and a sometimes cordial, sometimes antagonistic, relationship with Frederick Douglass and Martin Delany on her lecture tours, through her work as editor...
Friends, Associates Frances E. W. Harper
Her work for women's rights and racial equality in the United States led to relationships with Elizabeth Cady Stanton , Harriet Tubman , Frederick Douglass , Susan B. Anthony , and Lucretia Mott .
Boyd, Melba Joyce. Discarded Legacy. Wayne State University Press.
116-17, 126, 225
Intertextuality and Influence Helen Oyeyemi
The novel's central trope is mirrors, which function to explore identity, beauty, and the perception of oneself and others. Besides the Snow White tale, the novel remediates African folk tales about Anansi, who takes the...
Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Beecher Stowe
HBS wrote to a man she had never met, Frederick Douglass , for information about life on a southern cotton plantation to help her in writing her periodical serialization of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press.
Literary responses Elizabeth Heyrick
The United States was more generous in its praise than England, or at any rate than London. Benjamin Lundy , William Lloyd Garrison , Frederick Douglass , and Lucretia Mott all admired her, and for...
Occupation Pandita Ramabai
Her time in the USA was largely spent fundraising: on 13 December 1887 she founded the Ramabai Association to fund the creation of a home that would educate young, high-caste widows in Bombay(now Mumbai)...
Publishing Mary Ann Shadd Cary
The career of Mary Ann Shadd (later Cary) in political writing began with the publication of a Letter she had written to Frederick Douglass in the current issue of his periodical, the North Star.
Cary, Mary Ann Shadd. “Letter”. North Star, edited by Frederick Douglass, pp. 32-3.
Publishing Frances E. W. Harper
Her work was inflected by abolitionist authors who came before her. In 1854 she published in The Liberator and Frederick Douglass ' Paper the poem Eliza Harris, named for a character in Harriet Beecher Stowe
Reception Ann Hawkshaw
Debbie Bark , comparing Hawkshaw's Why am I a Slave? with Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point and Frederick Douglass 's My Bondage and My Freedom, argues that AH does...
Textual Features Adrienne Rich
As in other texts, Rich's concerns here are significantly though not exclusively feminist. The first poem in the book, Orion, addresses the well-known hunter constellation as my fierce half-brother: he burns for all...


1845: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,...

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was published; it went through nine British editions by 1847.

16 August 1845-29 May 1846: Frederick Douglass, ex-slave and anti-slavery...

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16 August 1845-29 May 1846

Frederick Douglass , ex-slave and anti-slavery campaigner, visited Britain: Ireland, Scotland, and England.

December 1847: Frederick Douglass launched his anti-slavery...

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December 1847

Frederick Douglass launched his anti-slavery periodical, North Star, in Rochester, New York, substantially aided by British abolitionist women.

28 July 1848: Frederick Douglass in The North Star reported—and...

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28 July 1848

Frederick Douglass in The North Star reported—and praised—the recent women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York.

1856: British abolitionist Julia Griffiths, a supporter...

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British abolitionist Julia Griffiths , a supporter of Frederick Douglass , toured England and Scotland founding women's auxiliaries.

By 23 Feburary 1856: Frederick Douglass' My Bondage and my Freedom,...

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By 23 Feburary 1856

Frederick Douglass ' My Bondage and my Freedom, published in New York the previous year, was reviewed in London.

2 December 1859: White American abolitionist John Brown was...

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2 December 1859

White American abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charles Town by the state of Virginia, with the approval of the federal government .


Douglass, Frederick. Frederick Douglass on Women’s Rights. Editor Foner, Philip S., Greenwood Press, 1976.
Cary, Mary Ann Shadd. “Letter”. North Star, edited by Frederick Douglass, pp. 32-3.
Douglass, Frederick, editor. “Miss Shadd’s Pamphlet”. The North Star, Vol.
, No. 24.