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The Heroic Slave (African American Heritage Book)

The Heroic Slave African American Heritage Book The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autograp

  • Title: The Heroic Slave (African American Heritage Book)
  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • ISBN: 9781604592368
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave ship Creole Douglass shows how the rebellion is part of a revThe Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave ship Creole Douglass shows how the rebellion is part of a revolution and therefore fundamentally American.

    The Heroic Slave Douglass, Frederick Jan , Written in , The Heroic Slave is among the first works of fiction by an African American It is based upon a historical incident the slave mutiny in November, on the American ship, Creole The Creole had sailed from Richmond with a cargo of slaves The Heroic Slave A Cultural and Critical Edition First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. Frederick Douglass, The Heroic Slave From The Heroic Slave From Autographs for Freedom, Ed Julia Griffiths By Frederick Douglass, The Heroic Slave by Frederick Douglass The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass only piece of fiction He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society s request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave

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    1. Frederick Douglass says:
      Frederick Douglass n e Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born a slave in the state of Maryland in 1818 After his escape from slavery, Douglass became a renowned abolitionist, editor and feminist Having escaped from slavery at age 20, he took the name Frederick Douglass for himself and became an advocate of abolition Douglass traveled widely, and often perilously, to lecture against slavery His first of three autobiographies, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave, was published in 1845 In 1847 he moved to Rochester, New York, and started working with fellow abolitionist Martin R Delany to publish a weekly anti slavery newspaper, North Star Douglass was the only man to speak in favor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton s controversial plank of woman suffrage at the first women s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 As a signer of the Declaration of Sentiments, Douglass also promoted woman suffrage in his North Star Douglass and Stanton remained lifelong friends In 1870 Douglass launched The New National Era out of Washington, D.C He was nominated for vice president by the Equal Rights Party to run with Victoria Woodhull as presidential candidate in 1872 He became U.S marshal of the District of Columbia in 1877, and was later appointed minister resident and consul general to Haiti His District of Columbia home is a national historic site D 1895.More enpedia wiki Fredericpbs wgbh aia part4 4p1history.uh exhiloc collection frederis frdo indexmcrs museum exhibits

    Comment 979 on “The Heroic Slave (African American Heritage Book)

    1. Eddie says:
      The hope of freedom seemed to sweetene bitter cup of slavery Pt IFrederick Douglass s 1852 venture into fiction is a short tale of a slave, Madison Washington, and his attempts to escape enslavement and flee to Canada Along the way, Madison meets Mr Listwell, a white abolitionist, who befriends him and aids him in his escape For fear of giving too much away you ll have to read it for yourself in the end, we hear of Madison landing on the shores of Nassau, Bahamas.Although it didn t reach the pro [...]

    2. Robin Friedman says:
      Frederick Douglass NovelAlthough he is best known for his autobiographies, the great abolitionist and African American leader Frederick Douglass 1818 1895 also wrote an important novel I learned of it in reading about Douglass I was pleased to have the opportunity to find the book and to discuss it here Douglass s novel, in fact an extended short story, is available in this new, inexpensive edition as well as in anthologies of his writings.Written in 1853, The Heroic Slave is among the first wor [...]

    3. Eric Marcy says:
      Fascinating novella that jumps around quite a bit, wherein Douglass tells the story of Madison Washington and the events that led up to his eventual leading of a slave revolt What is particularly intriguing to me about the novella is how Madison s story is often framed by the perspective of whites, both sympathetic the abolitionist convert Mr Listwell and abhorrent slave traders, though Grant does have some degree of shift in his view of slavery by the end Thus, Douglass not only interrogates sl [...]


    4. Lark Benobi says:
      Douglass writes scenes that feel like they re from a stage play The characters speak in lengthy soliloquies There is nothing real about the encounters between characters Coincidence plays a high part in plot movement In spite of all these qualities The Heroic Slave is a moving read Douglass s dignity and outrage both combine to elevate the language to an eloquence that marks all his writing But I could almost feel Douglass s growing frustration with the constraints of fiction as he wrote Because [...]

    5. Sasha says:
      Though it s a fantastic read about liberation from slavery and, therefore, the ability of a man to redefine his humanity by breaking away from the objectification of slavery, I still have a problem with one thing I don t like the dramatic extent to which Mr Listwell s character was used so as to find the main character s humanity It almost takes away from Madison s power of freeing himself because the story makes it seem like Madison was helpless without Listwell At times it feels like Listwell [...]

    6. Megan says:
      This book gives in to a lot of deep thinking It is great to read to help everyone somewhat understand slavery from a slaves shoes I think everyone should take the time to read this book because it will cause them to think twice about their actions and check themselves for any racism that might have taken root in their life.

    7. Laura says:
      I loved this, it was such a good short story and i am sad this is Douglass s only work of fiction It was a very interesting story because it is a story about slavery told from a white person point of view, which says a lot about the target audience at the time it was written It was such a interesting and intriguing story that i think everyone should read.

    8. Tyrone Harbert says:
      This short story was awesome I only wish that THIS was required reading in schools rather than Uncle Toms Cabin The story is well written and a great example written by a former slaveI could not say enough about this great work of literature.



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