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Author Root, Damon VerfasserIn. Author.

Title A glorious liberty : Frederick Douglass and the fight for an anti-slavery constitution [Hoopla electronic resource] / Damon Root.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2022.
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Cast Read by Mirron Willis.
Summary In this timely and provocative book, Damon Root reveals how Frederick Douglass's fight for an antislavery Constitution helped to shape the course of American history in the nineteenth century and beyond. At a time when the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were under assault, Frederick Douglass picked up their banner, championing inalienable rights for all, regardless of race. When Americans were killing each other on the battlefield, Douglass fought for a cause greater than the mere preservation of the Union. "No war but an Abolition war," he maintained. "No peace but an Abolition peace." In the aftermath of the Civil War, when state and local governments were violating the rights of the recently emancipated, Douglass preached the importance of "the ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box" in the struggle against Jim Crow. Frederick Douglass, the former slave who had secretly taught himself how to read, would teach the American people a thing or two about the true meaning of the Constitution. This is the story of a fundamental debate that goes to the very heart of America's founding ideals-a debate that is still very much with us today.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment.
United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment.
United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African American abolitionists.
Abolitionists -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Added Author Willis, Mirron.
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Added Title Frederick Douglass and the fight for an anti-slavery constitution
ISBN 9781666136913 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1666136913 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT14643183
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