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Description - Frederick Douglass on Women's Rights by Frederick Douglass

In their long, continuing struggle for equality, American women have had to rely primarily on their own resources, which have been considerable. Yet many men have helped advance their cause. Perhaps foremost among them was the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. According to the women of the time, Douglass was their preeminent male supporter. As Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, "He was the only man I ever saw who understood the degradation of the disfranchisement of women." This book collects the speeches and writings of Frederick Douglass on women's rights. Since suffrage was the major concern of the movement, the issue of voting was primary among Douglass's themes however, he also spoke and wrote resolutely on the need for women to reach their full potential by participating in every phase of American society and in every aspect of decision-making. No one was more insistent that the oppression of women violated the principles proclaimed at the birth of the American Republic. He was, in short, in favour of "absolute justice and perfect equality" for women. And because of his pride in his own race, he never failed to remind the white women who led the movement that black women endured an even greater oppression in white, male-dominated society than they did. Always eloquent and rarely less than inspiring, Frederick Douglass on Women's Rights presents the words of one of America's greatest spokesmen on one of the most important issues of the nineteenth century, words which still ring with truth and power today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306804892
ISBN-10: 0306804891
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frederick Douglass

Philip S. Foner, is emeritus professor of history at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Among his many books are the four-volume History of Black Americans, the nine-volume History of the labour Movement in the United States, and the two-volume Women and the American labour Movement.

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