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Author Stauffer, John, 1965- author

Title Picturing Frederick Douglass : an illustrated biography of the nineteenth century's most photographed American / John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier
Edition First edition
Published New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2015]


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 MELB  973.8092 Dougla Sta/Pfd  AVAILABLE
Description xxviii, 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents Part I. The photographs -- Part II. Contemporaneous artwork -- Part III. The photographic legacy -- Part IV. Douglass's writings on photography -- Part V. Catalogue raisonne⁺ѓ -- Epilogue : Frederick Douglass's camera obscura: representing the anti-slave "clothed and in their own form" / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Afterword / Kenneth B. Morris, Jr
Summary "Picturing Frederick Douglass is a work that promises to revolutionize our knowledge of race and photography in nineteenth-century America. Teeming with historical detail, it is filled with surprises, chief among them the fact that neither George Custer nor Walt Whitman, and not even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of that century. In fact, it was Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) the ex-slave turned leading abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer whose fiery speeches transformed him into one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age, "--NoveList
Notes "With an Epilogue by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an Afterword by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Pictorial works.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Author Trodd, Zoe, author
Bernier, Celeste-Marie, author
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Morris, Kenneth B., Jr.
LC no. 2015020546
ISBN 9780871404688 (hardcover)
0871404680 (hardcover)