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Published: 07 June 2017

424 Pages | 20 hts


ISBN: 9780199782376

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Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

Leigh Fought

  • A very 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 characters in Douglass's life—including his grandmother Betsey, mother Harriet, wives Anna Murray and Helen Pitts, and Amy Post, Julia Griffiths, and Rosetta Douglass—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.