Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 May 2017

424 Pages | 28 hts

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199782376

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Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

Leigh Fought

  • A readable biographical study of the life of the great abolitionist through his relationships with women, from his grandmother and mother, to his wives, daughter, and female collaborators.
  • Fleshes out female figures in Douglass's life--including his grandmother Betsey, mother Harriet, wives Anna Murray and Helen Pitts--despite there being few records in their own words.
  • Highlights Douglass's complicated relationships with family and a range of female activists, friends, admirers, and adversaries.

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