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Book Review: My Bondage And My Freedom

My Bondage And My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass If this book is better than the third autobiography by the author, it is not quite as good as the second. If the first autobiography found him firmly in the orbit of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass This book is a very short work, and the version I had came out to less than 100 pages. In reading this book I was struck by the fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass

The Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass This is the third and longest of the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and it raises some interesting questions for the reader. Like Leaves of Grass, Whitman’s sprawling poetic opus, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Many Thousands Gone

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries Of Slavery In North America, by Ira Berlin It is a regret that I read this book when I did. After all, in the order of Berlin’s books, this one comes before Generations … Continue reading

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Book Review: Generations Of Captivity

Generations Of Captivity: A History Of African-American Slaves, by Ira Berlin In reading this book I was reminded of my experiences in reading about the perspectives of other people about me that I knew to be very inaccurate but which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Long Emancipation

The Long Emancipation: The Demise Of Slavery In The United States, by Ira Berlin This is a short book, and that is probably for the best, as it gets itself tied into knots regarding what it means concerning emancipation that … Continue reading

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Some Reflections On Asymmetry And The Golden Rule

It is easy to pay lip service to either the golden or the silver rule. The golden rule, most famously, says that we should do unto others as we would have others do unto us. The silver rule, nearly as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dared And Done

Dared And Done: The Marriage Of Elizabeth Barrett And Robert Browning, by Julia Markus The author has clearly picked an interesting area to discuss, but this book is not nearly as good as it should be, and I found myself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom, by David W. Blight Sometimes I wonder whether books like this help or hurt the agendas of those who are writing them. I must admit that this book talked a lot more about the personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet

Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet, by D.H. Dilbeck It is one of those ironies of history that it has required a place within the Church to make a genuine prophetic message. There are a great many people–Frederick Douglass included–who have criticized … Continue reading

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