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Frederick Douglass Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism

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ISBN-10: 0700615725

ISBN-13: 9780700615728

Edition: 2008

Authors: Peter C. Myers

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For Frederick Douglass, the iconic nineteenth-century slave and abolitionist, the foundations for his arguments in support of racial equality rested on natural rights and natural law--and the bold proclamation of the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. But because many Americans never observed this principle--and in Douglass's day even renounced it--he made it his life's work to move the nation toward this vision of a more noble liberalism. Peter Myers now considers that effort and the natural rights arguments by which Douglass confronted race in America. Myers examines the philosophic core of Douglass's political thought, offering a greater understanding of its…    
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.39" wide x 9.16" long x 0.96" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
"Killed All the Day Long": The True Philosophy of Slavery
The Moral Government of the Universe: Natural Rights, Natural Law, and the Natural Demise of Slavery
"The Pound of Flesh, but Not One Drop of Blood": The Constitution against Slavery
"Let Us Alone": Race and the Constitution of Liberty
The Waves and the Sea: Race, America, and Humanity