The Mind of Frederick Douglass

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Index
Abolitionism, 81, 115, 129-30, 170, 180, 185; and the American Revolution, 48, 51- 54; appeal of, 19, 20; bazaars, 40; black, 25-27, 56-60; and black uplift, 26-27; and Christianity, 48-49; and the Civil War, 48, 53-54; and democratic revolutions, 48, 49- 54; of Douglass, 7, 17, 19, 59, 138, 150- 51, 154; and the Enlightenment, 49; and expediency, 33; and feminism, 136-39, 141, 156; and humanism, 48; as a lecture topic, 65; and morality, 48; and peace, 187-88; political, 16, 31-37, 182; primacy of, 18; and race, 45-46; and racism, 26, 266; radical, 34; as a religion, 20, 48. See also American Anti-Slavery Society; American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; Garrisonianism
Abolitionists, 66, 111, 169, 171, 180; black, 26-27, 30, 67; and egalitarianism, 26; and monogenism, 228-29; racial attitudes of, 27, 29, 40; Radical, 53; and slaves, 26; and western slave emancipation, 50; white, 25- 26, 42, 46, 165. See also" Garrisonians
Accommodation, black, 215, 284. See also Agitation; Resistance; Struggle
Acculturation, 200, 202-3, 204, 223-24, 302 (n. 20). See also Culture
Achievement. See Success
Activism, 16-17, 25
"An Address to the Colored People of the Northern States" (Gerrit Smith), 33
Africa, 51; and blacks, 74, 282; and Delany, 95; Douglass on, 202-13, 282; and Great Britain, 199, 200; and racism, 115, 116, 207-9, 211, 213; and slavery, 202-3; slavery in, 111; and superstition, 203; and the West, 207-9, 211, 212, 215, 282. See also Egypt
African colonization (emigration), 20, 51, 73, 78, 208, 212, 303 (n. 45); and race problem, 87. See also Black colonization
African culture, 207
African development, 208-9, 211-12
African Methodist Episcopal Church, 166, 178
African regeneration, 207, 209, 211-12
African repatriation, 219-20
Africans, 219, 223, 231; Bushmen, 210; Dahomeyans, 210; Hottentots, 210; and Negroes, 230; and the slave trade, 209, 211; Sudanese, 208. See also Egyptians
Afro-American. See Black
Agassiz, Louis, 226, 227-28, 236; "Sketch of the Natural Provinces of the Animal World and Their Relation to the Different Types of Man, " 227
Agitation, 55, 56, 174-75, 184, 282-83. See also Accommodation; Resistance; Struggle
Agrarian utopianism, 200, 283
Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius, 25
A. L. E. League ( Minnesota), 164
Amalgamation. See Miscegenation America: Anglo-American vision of, 213; blacks and, 74, 197-98, 210-13; hypocrisy of, 27; optimism toward, 185; and perfectibility, 262; providential mission of, 212, 222; romantic view of, 283; and self-made men, 254-57
American Anti-Slavery Society, 27, 39, 41, 46, 136, 151; and black uplift, 26; Declaration of Sentiments, 26; national bazaar, 41; and racism, 46. See also Abolitionism; Abolitionists; Garrisonianism; Garrisonians
American Colonization Society, 74, 212
American culture, 223, 255, 281; and heroes, 270; and hierarchy, 224, 282; and pluralism, 224; and racism, 271; white bias of, 197-98, 224, 282
American Dream, 103, 104, 283-84. See also Success: American ethic of
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 27, 92, 136. See also Abolitionism: political
Americanization, 223-24, 249
American Moral Reform Society, 101, 169
American nationalism, 106, 284
American nationality, composite, 95, 98, 100, 219-24; education and, 190; and egalitarianism, 219; and immigrants, 262; and nonwhites, 219; romanticism of, 219; and self-made men, 262; as utopian, 219
American Revolution, 48, 49, 51-54
American school of ethnology, 226-29, 244- 45

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Part One - The Shape of a Life 1
  • 1 - The Formative Years and Beyond 3
  • 2 - Abolitionism: the Travail of a "Great Life's Work" 18
  • 3 - The Politics of a Race Leader 55
  • 4 - Humanism, Race, and Leadership 92
  • Part Two - Social Reform 107
  • 5 - The Ideology of White Supremacy 109
  • 6 - Feminism, Race, and Social Reform 136
  • 7 - The Philosophy and Pursuit of Social Reform 165
  • Part Three - National Identity, Culture, and Science 195
  • 8 - A Composite American Nationality 197
  • 9 - Ethnology and Equality 225
  • Part Four - The Autobiographical Douglass 251
  • 10 - Self-Made Man, Self-Conscious Hero 253
  • Epilogue 281
  • Notes 285
  • Bibliography 309
  • Index 317
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