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Frederick Douglass - A Biography

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Abolitionist, author, orator, editor, and statesman. Frederick Douglass was a man determined to achieve freedom for those whose lives were reduced and destroyed by the institution of American slavery. In Frederick Douglass: A Biography, Charles W. Chesnutt attempts to do justice to his legacy while providing a portrait of a human being whose idealism and willpower reshaped the modern world.

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Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African American author, lawyer, and political activist. Born in Cleveland to a family of ¿free persons of color¿ from North Carolina, Chesnutt spent his youth in Ohio before returning to the South after the Civil War. As a teenager, he worked as a teacher at a local school for Black students and eventually became principal at a college established in Fayetteville for the purpose of training Black teachers. Chesnutt married Susan Perry¿with whom he had four daughters¿in 1878 and moved to New York City for a short time before settling in Cleveland, where he studied law and passed the bar exam in 1887. His story ¿The Goophered Grapevine,¿ published the same year, was the first story by an African American to appear in The Atlantic. Back in Ohio, Chesnutt started the court stenography business that would earn him the financial stability to pursue a career as a writer. He wrote several collections of short stories, including The Conjure Woman (1899) and The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line (1899), both of which explore themes of race in America and African American identity as well as employ African American Vernacular English. Chesnutt was also an active member of the NAACP throughout his life, writing for its magazine The Crisis, serving on its General Committee, and working with such figures as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington.

Product details

Authors Charles W. Chestnutt
Publisher Ingram Publishers Services
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 16.11.2021
EAN 9781513292298
ISBN 978-1-5132-9229-8
No. of pages 68
Series Mint Editions
Mint Editions—Black Narratives
Mint Editions (Black Narratives)
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, Biography: general, HISTORY / African American & Black

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