Frederick douglass and herman melville essays in relation

Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville : Essays in Relation (2008, Paperback)

Thus ends my account of my day in New Bedford, a delightful and interesting day, even if a bit chilly. Peabody paid him two silver dollars to put away a load of coal. F rederick Douglass and Herman Melville? Important distinctions do not disappear but instead dovetail with various important similarities and connections, and the back and forth consideration of difference and similarity produces a more complete and complex understanding of both authors and their era.

I need to skedaddle to meet my host in time at the end of my drive to my next destination. Volume compilation by Literary Classics of the United States. Important distinctions do not disappear but instead dovetail with various important similarities and connections, and the back and forth consideration of difference and similarity produces a more complete and complex understanding of both authors and their era.

As he became more informed, he became a more passionate believer in the cause of human rights. F rederick Douglass and Herman Melville? The engraving in one of the pointed arches in the center front of the bell tower notes it was built intwenty years after Douglass would have begun attending.

This is where Douglass picked up his first odd job here when Mrs. Lee, Boston University Robert S. University of North Carolina Press, It used to be Ray St, where Douglass and Anna moved to a house at number ; their family was growing and they needed more space.

Another, closer view of oil refinery, New Bedford, MA Douglass was amazed at the level of social equality black people enjoyed there with its integrated schools and many other institutions, but there was still segregation in many of the public buildings and competition and prejudice among working people.

My Bondage and My Freedom: While there is not room here to discuss all of the essays in any detail, I would like to describe Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews.

University of North Carolina Press, Gramercy Books, Library of Freedom series. Douglass and Melville lived in the same historical moment and shared, along with millions of other Americans, concerns about certain issues preoccupying nineteenth-century society e.

As I mention in the tale of my day in EastonI occasionally miss places or photo opportunities that I kick myself for afterword. Douglass escaped from slavery and tied his well-received nonfiction writing to political activism, becoming a figure of international prominence.

Russ Castronovo and Dana Nelson find in Douglass and Melville a shared political reaction to the Civil War, but Carolyn Karcher and Gregory Jay see the two authors as moving in markedly different directions after the war. The large population of free black people of that town, and their allies the Quakers, Unitarians, and others who believed strongly in universal human rights and dignity, were united and fierce in the defense of their freedom.

View freely available titles: Race, politics, music, religion, sexuality, art, imperialism, history, and law are some of the key issues taken up by the contributors.

It was likely one of the places the Zion Methodists met, for whom Douglass preached.While connections other than New Bedford itself, where Melville signed up to work on the whaler Acushnet and the fact that each wrote a story about a slave revolt on a ship never occurred to me, some writers have found many links between the lives and ideas of Douglass and Melville, as explained and described in Frederick Douglass and Herman.

Frederick Douglass & Herman Melville : essays in relation

Melville was the grandson of Revolutionary War heroes and addressed urgent issues through fiction and poetry, laboring in increasing obscurity. In eighteen original essays, the contributors to this collection explore the convergences and divergences of these two extraordinary literary lives.

Frederick Douglass & Herman Melville: essays in relation / Bibliographic Details; Other Authors: Levine, looking for Douglass and Melville together / John Ernest ; Fugitive justice: Douglass, Shaw, Melville / Douglass, Frederick, Douglass, Frederick, > > Political and social views.

Melville, Herman, > > Political and social views. American literature > 19th century > History and criticism. The essays--many of them by high-profile Americanists--work against simple veneration of Douglass and Melville, instead offering incisive and much-needed commentary on the larger debates, tensions, and opportunities within which both authors workedCaroline Levander, Rice UniversityPrice: $ He has co-edited Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation (North Carolina, ) and Melville and Aesthetics (Palgrave, ).

He is the editor of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies and has served on the editorial boards of American Literature, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, Nineteenth-Century Literature.

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