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Picturing Frederick Douglass free pdf Frederick Douglass's fiery speeches made him one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age. Now, as a result of ground-breaking research, we can reclaim the ex-slave and abolitionist as a pioneer in photography, both as a subject and as a theorist. Included here are 160 photographs of Douglass-many which have never been publicly seen-combined with previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics. The result transforms our understanding of photography and its place in the life and legacy of Douglass.

About John Stauffer

John Stauffer is professor of English, American studies, and African American studies at Harvard University. Zoe Trodd is professor and chair of American literature in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. Celeste-Marie Bernier is professor of African American studies in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Ph.D.Cambridge), is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and American Research, Harvard University. He is the author of Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008- Black in Latin America- Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora- Faces of America- Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the Racial Self- The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Criticism- Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars- Colored People: A Memoir- The Future of Race with Cornel West- Wonders of the African World- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man- and The Trials of Phillis Wheatley. His is also the writer, producer, and narrator of PBS documentaries Finding Your Roots- Black in Latin America- Faces of America- African American Lives 1 and 2- Looking for Lincoln- America Beyond the Color Line- and Wonders of the African World. He is the editor of African American National Biography with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, and The Dictionary of African Biography with Anthony Appiah- Encyclopedia Africana with Anthony Appiah- and The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, as well as editor-in-chief of TheRoot.com. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. is descended from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. He is also the Founder and President of the public charity, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, which uses education in schools across the U.S. to address and prevent contemporary forms of slavery or human trafficking in communities.

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Author : John Stauffer
Publisher : Liveright Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 02 November 2015
ISBN : 0871404680
EAN : 9780871404688
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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