Monday, May 2, 2011

Frederick Douglass

Works Discussed:
* Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
* Fitzhugh, From Sociology for the South, 1854 (Handout)

Topics Discussed:

* Historical Context, Abolitionism
* Characteristics of Slave Narrative
* Influence of Romanticism
* Role of Autobiography: Dual Voices
* American Self-hood: Douglass as Type
* Effects of Slavery: Slaves, Whites, Women
* View of American Ideology and Reality
* Attitude Toward Christianity
* Nature of Laws, History
* Effects of Capitalism

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