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In the words of my eight year old son Frederick Douglass is cool Timothy Sandefur s new book on Douglass is a pithy account of why he is so cool In this tightly and clearly written account of Douglass life and legacy, Sandefur persuasively makes the case that Douglass is an important and central figure of 19th century American politics and should be for the 20th and 21st centuries as well He highlights the nuance, depth, and breadth of Douglass intellectual achievements not just on the abolition movement but also on constitutional and political theory broadly Sandefur shows how Douglass s ideas, style, and methods influenced in various ways thinkers and activists such as Booker T Washington, W.E.B DuBois, and Martin Luther King, Jr He details Douglass self made rise from bondage to dining with and influencing U.S Presidents The one problem with the book is that it will inspire you to go out and read about Douglass and by Douglass. The best way to learn about this great man is to read his own words in his autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom reviewed hereThere have been many scholars who have written about Douglass since that time Sandefur, who is a constitutional lawyer, as well as authority on Douglass, has produced a particularly relevant work considering present day concerns and politics.There have always been divisions within the civil rights movement, dating back to the abolitionists before the civil war There are those who felt the Constitution was evil because it condoned and legally institutionalized the sins of slavery The great abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison, felt it was a covenant with death and advocated non participation in political elections Civil disobedience, non violent demonstrations, and rhetoric were preferable alternatives.Douglass, originally an acolyte of Garrison s, eventually came to his own, opposite conclusion As Sandefur notes, The U.S Constitution was worthy of respect because its institutions regarded each individual as worthy of respect or would , if its principles were faithfully implemented.Garrison and Douglass had a falling out that never was completely reconciled Their debate, in one form or another, persists down to the present time Douglass took the position that the Constitution was at its heart a great document that was written by imperfect humans After the civil war those parts of the constitution that legalized slavery were removed The ideals of the Declaration of Independence were codified by Constitution Perhaps never completely attainable, they nevertheless were engendered by the best human impulses As far advancement of the downtrodden black population, Douglass pointed to his own example Who would be free , themselves must strike the blow. Sandefur explains Douglass principles Freedom was not , and could never be, a gift given to black Americans by the white majority only by taking responsibility for their own fates through hard work , education , and diligence by undertaking the duties of citizenship on the battlefield, in elections , and in the jury box by demanding and meriting an equal place in democratic society could black Americans achieve and deserve their own liberty.If you haven t read Douglass you should This book could serve as a worthy introduction to, or a short, thoughtful exploration of, the life of this consequential American. 100% must read The life, work, and genius of Douglass deserve to be as well known as those of any of the 20th century s civil rights warriors Sandefur does a great job of framing Douglass arguments in terms that resonate with modern day concerns socialism, property rights, Constitutionalism, etc Easy short read on one of the greatest Americans. A great book which not only describes the incredible life of a great man, but carefully articulates the differences between theories on how best to promote liberty and live up to this country s aspirations as stated in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Sandefur does a great job laying out Douglass s accomplishments and challenges,providing context for both so we can relate to it today It was not explicitly a chronological biography It was highly readable and very informative. 3.5 Stars Made me really want to read his autobiography I felt like the ending was by far much stronger in line with what the title and synopsis teased I d read this author again and plan on reading the Douglas autobiography. &DOWNLOAD ☚ Frederick Douglass ☝ Born Into Slavery In , Frederick Douglass Rose To Become One Of The Nation S Foremost Intellectuals A Statesman, Author, Lecturer, And Scholar Who Helped Lead The Fight Against Slavery And Racial Oppression Unlike Other Leading Abolitionists, However, Douglass Embraced The US Constitution, Insisting That It Was An Essentially Anti Slavery Document And That Its Guarantees For Individual Rights Belonged To All Americans, Of Whatever Race As The Nation Pauses To Remember Douglass On His Bicentennial, Frederick Douglass Self Made Man Gives Us An Insightful Glimpse Into The Mind Of One Of America S Greatest Thinkers In 2018 the Cato Institute published a short volume on Frederick Douglass a truly remarkable figure Douglass was born a slave but became an important figure in the fight to abolish slavery, a renowned public orator and writer and a person who served a variety of public roles.His story is compelling As a teenager his master sent him to a slave breaker because of his rebellious demeanor after about a year of intense abuse he fought back against this guy and stopped to beatings Much of what he did he did on his own he taught himself to read and write and sought out some of the classics of literature and philosophy Although he was an important figure in the abolitionist fights he was never willing to allow some prominent figures to force him to modify his beliefs He was a contemporary of several presidents including an advisor to a couple and to every prominent figure of the time including Garrison With whom he split on fundamental tactics of engagement He believed in the power of individual determination he once asked rhetorically What do the Negros want Whites to do for them His answer was nothing let us do it for ourselves He rejected the calls for returning Blacks back to Africa He was a lifelong Republican but recognized the inherent weaknesses of politics He rejected socialism He thought unions, with their exclusionary policies, were ultimately detrimental In short he had a complex and well thought out set of philosophies which were able to be moderated as time and circumstances changed.This is a short book but packed with information and a well developed exposition of his thinking. What I most appreciate about this book is the first hand account of a man who struggled successfully to rise far above the oppressive circumstances he was born into While focusing on the historical and political rights issues involved with slavery, he equally gives due attention to the suffering and emotional issues that slaves endured There are many lessons within this concise book Frederick Douglass took risks that fortunately worked out, resulting in a freedom to think and earn for himself Even then, he faced political factions within his own cause and an ambivalent bureaucracy from the part of the state that supposedly espoused freedom for all More than anything, this book inspires us to realize that even the greatest nations can be built on practices that take many generations to reconcile.