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The Resource Frederick Douglass, in his own words, edited by Milton Meltzer ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

Frederick Douglass, in his own words, edited by Milton Meltzer ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

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Frederick Douglass, in his own words
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Frederick Douglass, in his own words
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edited by Milton Meltzer ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
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eng
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Review
  • Gr 6 Up?A compelling, cogent collection of well-researched primary-source materials reflecting Douglass's insight, integrity, and intelligence. Sixty-six speeches, encompassing a span of 40 years, are chronologically divided into sections devoted to before, during, and after the Civil War. A brief descriptive annotation introduces each, speech noting its date, place delivered, and circumstances surrounding its presentation. The selections, mainly two to three pages inlength, afford a rich resource for report writers, orators, and debaters. Theirimpassioned language clamors for justice, decries inequality, and challenges readers to envision the past and to assess its validity and timeliness against today's headlines. The emotional impact of the text is given form and substance as single-and double-page linocuts visually transform prose into pictures of stark majesty sharply defined by unquestioned skill. These illustrations mirror the words reflecting the cruel nature of slavery and the vision of one man who sought to abolish injustice. Brief profiles of the subject's contemporaries?Susan B. Anthony, William Lloyd Garrison, Anthony Burns, and Harriet Tubman?are appended. Douglass's words live again in this volume, invoking young peopleto never give up the struggle for freedom and equality for all.?Joanne Kelleher,Commack Public Library, NY
  • Extracts from writings and speeches by the 19th-century abolitionist are paired with Alcorn's dramatic linocuts. (Jan.) Melba Patillo Beals, who as a teenager in 1957 became a key player in a critical civil rights struggle, has abridged for young readers her affecting adult title Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High School (Pocket/Archway, paper $3.99, ages 11-up ISBN 0-671-89900-7). The original editionwas reviewed in Nonfiction Forecasts, March 28, 1994. (Feb.). African American children star in one new and one reissued title added to HarperFestival's Let's Read Aloud series: Eloise Greenfield's Honey, I Love, originally published in 1978, receives homey new illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, whoalso provides the artwork for Greenfield's bucolic On My Horse ($7.95 each,ages 2-5, 20p, ISBN 0-694-00579-7; -00583-5, Jan.).
Biography type
contains biographical information
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203552
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DLC
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1818-1895
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Douglass, Frederick
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 12
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bibliography
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1915-2009
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  • Meltzer, Milton
  • Alcorn, Stephen
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True
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  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Frederick Douglass, in his own words, edited by Milton Meltzer ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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243765
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
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xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780152294922
Lccn
94014524
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780152294922
  • (Sirsi) ABG-4400
Label
Frederick Douglass, in his own words, edited by Milton Meltzer ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
243765
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780152294922
Lccn
94014524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780152294922
  • (Sirsi) ABG-4400

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