Love Across Color Lines: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass

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Macmillan, 25 sep. 2000 - 480 páginas

In this nuanced, sympathetic interpretation of two extraordinary lives, Maria Diedrich acquaints us with an important and little-known relationship. Ottilie Assing, an intrepid German journalist, met and interviewed Frederick Douglass in 1856, and it was an encounter that transformed the lives of both. Diedrich reveals in fascinating detail their intimate twenty-eight-year relationship, their shared intellectual and cultural interests, and their work together on Douglass's abolitionist writings. Love Across Color Lines is a profound meditation on nineteenth-century racial, class, and national boundaries, and offers new insights into the career of a preeminent American leader.

 

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LOVE ACROSS COLOR LINES: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass

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A breakthrough biography of Douglass's private life, highlighting the fruitful and romantic relationship between the abolitionist and former slave and his German translator and companion. Diedrich is ... Leer reseña completa

Love across color lines: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass

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Diedrich's history resurrects 19th-century prejudice, sexism, morality, and class-consciousness in Europe and the United States while also showing a fallible side of Frederick Douglass, the renowned ... Leer reseña completa

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Ottilie Assings Childhood and Youth
3
Vagrant Years
43
American Beginnings
89
Appropriating Frederick
131
Ottilie Assing and the Douglasses
169
The Antebellum Years
199
The Civil War Years
231
The Reconstruction Years
259
La Donna e mobile? Years of Suspense
301
Notes
383
Bibliography
423
Illustration Credits
465
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Maria Diedrich, born in 1950, is a professor of American studies at the University of Münster, Germany. Since 1984, she has been a Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.

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