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Author Fenton, Laurence, author.

Title Frederick Douglass in Ireland : the 'black O'Connell' / Laurence Fenton.

Publication Info. Cork : The Collins Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 DOUGLASS,F FEN    Available
Description 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-228) and index.
Contents Masters and slaves -- Abolitionists -- 'Safe in Old Ireland' -- 'A total absence of prejudice' -- 'There goes Dan, there goes Dan' -- 'The apostle of temperance' -- 'The sufferings and cruelties around us' -- 'The good city of Cork' -- 'This persecuted son of Africa' -- 'The chattel becomes a man' -- Epilogue :Queenstown, 1886.
Summary 'When we strove to blot out the stain of slavery and advance the rights of man, ' President Obama declared in Dublin in 2011, 'we found common cause with your struggle against oppression. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and our great abolitionist, forged an unlikely friendship right here in Dublin with your great liberator, Daniel O'Connell.' Frederick Douglass arrived in Ireland in the summer of 1845, the start of a two-year lecture tour of Britain and Ireland to champion freedom from slavery. He had been advised to leave America after the publication of his incendiary attack on slavery, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Douglass spent four transformative months in Ireland, filling halls with eloquent denunciations of slavery and causing controversy with graphic descriptions of slaves being tortured. He also shared a stage with Daniel O'Connell and took the pledge from the 'apostle of temperance' Fr Mathew. Douglass delighted in the openness with which he was received, but was shocked at the poverty he encountered. This compelling account of the celebrated escaped slave's tour of Ireland combines a unique insight into the formative years of one of the great figures of nineteenth-century America with a vivid portrait of a country on the brink of famine. -- Publisher description
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Travel -- Ireland.
Freedmen -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Americans -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
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