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Frederick Douglass and the Rebirth of American Liberalism
Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

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Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism (Book)
Title: Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism
Author: Peter C. Myers
Abstract: Myers examines the philosophic core of Douglass’s political thought, offering a greater understanding of its depth and coherence. He depicts Douglass as the leading thinker to apply the Founders’ doctrine of natural rights to the plight of African Americans—an activist who grounded his arguments on the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the inherent injustice not only of slavery but of any form of racial superiority. Myers finds in Douglass’s political thought the foundations of a revitalized argument for the mainstream civil rights, integrationist tradition of African American political thought. His analysis offers a new way of looking at an important thinker, as well as a compelling case for hoping that race relations in America will improve over time.
Year: 2008
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Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780700615728